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The Cookstr Weekly: Pies for National Pi Day

March 22, 2012

 

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This week brought us National Pi Day, an official co-celebration of the mathematical constant π (3.14) and the beloved baked pastries that need no excuse for an extra day of recognition. There’s plenty of room for experimentation in the world of pies both sweet and savory: apple pie with cheese or without, berry pies with cornstarch or with flour, single or double crusts made with butter or with lard. Try this recipe for Joanne’s New and Improved Blueberry Tart by Sara Moulton, which calls on a mixture of cooked and fresh blueberries to strike a balance in texture between the dissolved berries and those that remain whole, exploding with blueberry flavor as you dig in. Top off a slice with ice cream, vanilla yogurt or whipped cream.

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