Pi Day (3.14): Raspberry Pie & Raspberry Pi :)
Updated: Aug 28
I really liked this pie I saw someone made for Pi Day (3.14) on Pinterest. There are bigger photos below. It was goofy and whimsical looking. :) I decided to make a raspberry pie because Raspberry Pi is a computer -- taking the geekiness quotient exponentially higher. Haha! :)
What is Pi Day?
"National Pi Day celebrates Pi, a mathematical concept and a number that never ends....at least no one and no computer has found the end yet. Often, we round it off to 3.14. If you are a mathematician, this is your day. For National Pi Day is a celebration of mathematics. And, more specifically.... it celebrates "Pi".
Today is the birthday physicist Albert Einstein. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. The date is also represented as 3.14. We strongly suspect some combination of these two facts is why someone created the day on March 14th. However, "Pi" was around long before Albert Einstein was born.
A Little Pi Day Trivia: On Pi Day in 2004, Daniel Tammet recited 22,514 to digits.
Origin of "National Pi Day":
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution (HRES 224), recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day.
The day was created by Larry Shaw in 1989. The holiday was originally celebrated at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Shaw worked as a physicist."
How other people celebrate Pi Day:
Someone created a language, Pi-lish!
More fun info about pi:
The first 1 million digits of pi can be found here!
What is a Raspberry Pi?
They are cheap little computers to help people learn about computer science -- $35.00 when I did a search.
"The Raspberry Pi (/paɪ/) is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. The original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside its target market for uses such as robotics. It does not include peripherals (such as keyboards and mice) or cases. However, some accessories have been included in several official and unofficial bundles."
Making the Raspberry Pie
I made sort of a compote on the stove with raspberries, some sugar, water and some cornstarch. Then I watched some YouTube videos and realized people don't make compotes for pie filings. They usually just put the uncooked fruit with a few other ingredients for a pie filling. :) Haha, it tastes fine. I used Pillsbury Pie Crust. I used 1 whole piece for the bottom crust and then I just carved out the numbers for the top.
I baked the bottom crust alone for about 15 min.
I added the filling and the numbers on top at 425 degrees for about 20 min.
Here is the finished raspberry pie for Pie Day! It was fun and easy! You can use the technique just to use a butterknife to carve out unique pie crusts for any occasion. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!