By Kevin Williams
What the heck, I'll jump on the bandwagon.
Fruit pies were served at the first-ever Pi Day observance in San Francisco in 1988.
NBC News has a good article about offering a relatively easy-to-understand primer on Pi Day:
Why celebrate the number pi (π) on March 14? Because it's the fourteenth day of the third month of the year, and 3 and 14 are the first three digits of pi’s decimal expansion. If you really want to show you’re a pi aficionado, you can start your celebration at 1:59 p.m. and 26 seconds, because with those five additional digits you have pi’s first eight digits: 3.1415926.
And, of course, it goes on to say: We all learned as students that pi represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
And that circular quality brings us back to pie and why pie is often served and celebrated on Pi Day, it doesn't hurt that pie and pi are homophones, so everyone can have some fun. Okay, so in celebration of Pi Day, here are 5 favorite Amish fruit pies:
AMISH PEACH PIE: I love peach pie.....a peach pie straight out of the fridge is my favorite, nothing like cold peaches in a crust....click here for an amazing recipe.
PAPER SACK APPLE PIE: I have a gazillion Amish recipes for apple pie, so thought I'd post one of the more offbeat ones. Click here for the recipe for this pie you bake in a bag!
AMISH GRAPE PIE: Oh wow, now why this pie hasn't caught on more is a mystery to me because it is one of the best fruit pies I've ever tasted. I hope someday Grape Pie gets its due! Click here for the recipe.
STRAWBERRY PIE: Perfect for spring. Click here for the recipe.
BLUEBERRY SOUR CREAM PIE: Mmmmmm, blueberry pie also has to be at the top of my list....man, I could write paragraphs extolling the beauty of blueberries. Few things pack for flavor than a plump perfect blue globe and they are proven superfoods. So make yourself one of these pies today!