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Math We Can All Enjoy


Happy Pi Day! Yes, at long last, I finally remember to observe this fantastic date (3.14) by baking a pie- Because recipes are the only sort of mathematical calculations you’ll ever catch me doing in the first place.

Nothing new or innovative here, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring in the least. The first thing my mom said to me after eating a slice was “That… was outrageous,” thus I have decided to call it Outrageous Pie. A pie aspiring to be a tart, I suppose, it starts off with pâte sucrée instead of a tradition pie crust. On top of that, a chewy layer of caramel is punctuated by toasted walnuts, making for a toothsome and tasteful component all at once. A silky chocolate mousse follows, very rich on its own but in perfect proportion in this layered pastry. Finally, an airy meringue crowns the whole thing, lightly browned on top and barely even stable enough to stand cutting- Maybe it was something in the atmosphere that interfered, but it came out so ephemerally light this time, it seemed as though it could really float away like a cloud!

No recipe yet, although it would be easy enough to piece together most of these elements and create something similar. Just wanted to share in the name of pie day, and to remind you that it’s not too late to celebrate; There are plenty of pies out there to choose from, and they’re guaranteed to be many times more delicious than actual pi!

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

54 thoughts on “Math We Can All Enjoy

  1. I’m with your mom: this looks totally outrageous. Mmm, that caramel and chocolate with the nice fluffy meringue. Man, oh man, I’m drooling. What a wonderful way to celebrate Pi day!

  2. Mmmm it looks fabulous Hannah! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

  3. Your pictures are always so stunning!

    I love the way this pie sounds, I can only imagine how delicious it is!

  4. looks like heaven! with clouds of meringue :) awesome!

  5. Nothing innovative? I would have no Idea how to make the meringue. But if you say “no recipe yet” you mean “a recipe soon”, right? :D

  6. I can’t wait to see the recipe (please!). It looks divine and from your photo it definitely looks like it would taste out of this world.

  7. That looks amazing! Kind of snicker-bars-ish with the nuts, chocolate, and caramel. I am waiting for a meringue recipe!

  8. Truely Outrageous! *shuffles to find her Jem shirt*
    The pie looks gorgeous and sooooo good.

  9. I love Pie day! My math teacher would bring in pies to eat in class…yum!

    This pie is unreal, I need this!!!


  11. Vell, nоt pеrfect post, but I likеd it and that is thе main thing. ;)
    I am Voli Dublino

  12. Wow, looks fantastic!! I would love to just reach through the screen right now and try some..

  13. I cannot wait for this recipe! It looks incredible. Wow!

  14. Nice looking pi! Just letting you know you were one of the giveaway winners for the Matt’s Munchies, send me an email with your address! Talk to you soon!

  15. Oh wow, vegan meringue?!? I never would have thought it possible… but if anyone can figure it out, it would be you!

  16. Happy pi/pie day! That one is definitely a stunner.

  17. Wow. That looks great. And to think, I’d given up on ever having a meringue again.

  18. Pi Day is my kind of holiday! I can’t wait for the recipe, it looks delicious!

  19. This looks very yummy!!What is the meringue made of?

  20. Oooh! Must have the recipe for that beautiful meringue!… please? :)

  21. Outstanding – I’m not a pie lover per se, but boy oh boy, I’d make an exception for this one!

  22. That sounds SO good! I will definitely have to give this combo of pie layers a try! Yum yum yum. :)

  23. Happy Pi day! Yah this definatly beats math- unless you count the measuring for baking! ;)

  24. Outrageous indeed! It just looks perfect! The meringue on top certainly does look very airy and totally delicious… :) Hmm… wish I could have some now!

  25. Looks wonderful and outrageous! Happy Pi Day to you! I made a pi to celebrate too. Yeah Math!

  26. That looks positively mouth-watering! Happy Pi Day!

  27. Holy vegan cow. Can you send me one for my birthday–it’s coming up this week!

  28. 2 things:
    – oh no I forgot Pi day!! I’ve been wanting to celebrate it all geek-style for so long, argh.
    – Outrageous indeed! I’m all blase about desserts right now, but somehow chewy caramel and meringue is like, doing a real number on my anti-appetite. amazing!

  29. Mmmm, Pi day! I actually don’t think I’ve ever had pie on Pi Day :)

  30. Wow I couldnt have guessed its a meringue if you hadnt said so! It looks so perfect! And the pie itself looks gorgeous :) To me, the caramel-nut crust is certainly novel :)

  31. That pie looks amazing!

  32. This looks heavenly!

  33. Caramel and chocolate and toasted foam!!! It looks good enough to eat 3.14 whole pi(es).

  34. Oooh, I would love me a slice of the that. I can’t believe I missed Pi Day! Pie Day? Pi Day. Anyway… I missed it. How unfortunate!

    That caramel filling? Looks divine!

  35. Yikes! I can’t believe that I missed PI Day! Nonetheless, that pie looks absolutely scrumptious.

  36. No recipe? You’re killing me, lady. Perhaps in your next book? The pie looks and sounds delectable!

  37. Bad idea to visit your blog this late at night. Feel like having a late night dessert of anything right about now :(

  38. Great idea for pie on Pi. Yummy looking too!

  39. that pi looks freakin amazing. and meringue!!??? can’t wait for the recipe for this one!

  40. Pi day is the best! Speaking of the best, that pie looks wonderful.

  41. I would loooooooove a piece of that pie!! Mmm–mmm!!

  42. ooooh what a fabulous looking pie! i haven’t had pie in ages…

  43. Looks delicious as usual!

  44. Bring me a slice to Portland, please?

  45. That certainly does look outrageous, love the combination of flavors and textures. You will certainly have to share the recipe eventually!

  46. That looks beautiful! I have a “leftover” pie shell in the freezer waiting to be used, post a recipe soon please! :)

  47. Just looks so awesome. Delicious and very yummy, indeed.

  48. Wow that tart sounds and looks SO good! I’d love a slice.

  49. Oooh, how that’s a Pi I can get behind!

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