28 Unbelievably Delicious Pies to Celebrate Pi Day

published Mar 13, 2024
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Get ready to celebrate Pi Day on March 14! To commemorate the mathematical constant π (pi), we’ve done the math and calculated our best pie recipes.

We have classic fruit pies that everyone loves, like Cherry Pie, Blueberry Pie, and Peach Pie. Serve a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you have the perfect dessert for Pi Day. Chocolate lovers, we’ve got you covered too, with Mississippi Mud Pie, No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie, and Chocolate Pecan Pie on our list.

But Pi Day isn’t just about sweet pies! We have savory pies that you can make for dinner, like our ultra-comforting Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Pot Pie with Guinness, and Southern Tomato Pie. Packed with hearty fillings, these savory pies are the perfect way to celebrate Pi Day evening with friends and family.

Whether you’re hosting a Pi Day party or simply treating yourself to a slice of pie, there’s something for everyone here. Here are 28 Pi Day recipes to celebrate this mathematical holiday (and any day of the year!).

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Celebrate Pi Day with classic lemon meringue pie! With its crisp crust, tangy-rich filling, and light-as-air meringue, it's the ultimate lemon dessert.

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Mississippi Mud Pie

Chocolate lovers on Pi Day, listen up! You’ll want to dive deep into the layers of Oreo cookie crust, chocolate pudding, chewy fudge brownie, and whipped cream of this chocolate pie.

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Best-Ever Cherry Pie

An easy, foolproof recipe for a classic double-crust cherry pie, made with fresh, sweet cherries. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a Pi Day dessert that the whole family will love.

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Sky-High Banana Pudding Pie

With a buttery Nilla wafer crust, a whipped mousse-like filling, pecan caramel, and fluffy whipped cream, this no-bake pie is a major upgrade to classic banana pudding. Impress everyone with this sky-high pie on Pi Day.

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Copycat Costco Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

This copycat version of the viral Costco peanut butter pie might just be better than the original. For Pi Day, homemade is always best.

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Perfect Peach Pie

This no-frills peach pie lets the sweet fruit shine, highlighting its bright flavor and perfume-like aroma. Serve a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a perfect dessert for Pi Day.

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Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

A step-by-step recipe for making a classic coconut cream pie. Serve it on Pi Day, for Sunday brunch, as an after-dinner treat, or for no real reason at all.

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Chicken Pot Pie

How about chicken pot pie for Pi Day? Chicken pot pie is quintessential comfort food for so many people. Nothing’s cozier than a warm, savory filling encased in a buttery, flaky pie crust.

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No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

This silky-smooth chocolate cream pie made with an Oreo crust and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings will be everyone's favorite on Pi Day.

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Apple Crumble Pie

The all-American classic apple pie gets crowned with an unforgettably crumbly top. It's perfect with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

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Fluffy Cream Cheese Pie

Cream cheese pie is reminiscent of cheesecake (if you love the taste of cheesecake, you will definitely love this pie), but a dessert entirely its own.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Classic pecan pie studded with bittersweet chocolate is the ultimate Pi Day dessert.

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Frozen Mud Pie

With its Oreo crust, ice cream, crushed toffee, and whipped cream, frozen mud pie will instantly win you over.

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Beef Pot Pie with Guinness

Go savory on Pi Day with our ultra-comforting beef pot pie. It has braised beef, hearty vegetables, and a top layer of flaky pastry. There's also the added bonus of not having to blind bake the crust.

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No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie

No-bake lemon icebox pie has a creamy bite from cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice and zest — topped with Cool Whip or whipped cream.

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Raspberry Pie with Streusel Topping

This pie gives you a tart, fruity raspberry filling and crumbly streusel filling, all on the flakiest pie crust. It’s delightful with freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream

All three components of this no-bake pie — the crust, the filling, and the topping — are made in the food processor, meaning assembly takes just 10 minutes.

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Banana Cream Pie

In a lineup of classic Southern pies, banana cream pie wins first place for being literal sunshine in a pie dish. Cold pastry cream filling, fresh bananas, a flaky pie crust, all topped with dollops of fluffy whipped cream? It’s a recipe for smiles on Pi Day.

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Classic Blueberry Pie

This classic blueberry pie is packed to the brim with plump blueberries and has a flaky and buttery crust. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

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Orange Cream Pie

This pie is a perfect blend of the classic combination of tart, juicy citrus and silky, vanilla custard cream. It's also the easiest make-ahead recipe for Pi Day.

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Homemade salted caramel sauce mingles with spiced apples in this sweet-salty apple pie.

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Peach Blueberry Pie

This sweet, flaky pie is the perfect way to put fresh peaches and blueberries to good use.

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Fudge Bottom Pie

An icebox pie with a buttery, sweet-salty graham crust, puddle of fudge, silky layer of vanilla custard, and crowning clouds of sweetened whipped cream.

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Cardamom Crème Brûlée Pie

This beautifully spiced crème brûlée pie is flavored with cardamom and vanilla and topped with a torched sugar crust.

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Southern Tomato Pie

Learn the secrets to make this classic Southern staple rich with bacon, cheddar, juicy tomatoes, and tangy mayo.

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Bourbon Pecan Pie

Everything in life tastes better with bourbon — and pecan pie is no exception. The sweet, sticky, crunchy bite of one of the South’s most delicate and indulgent desserts fares well with a splash of bourbon, that oaky aged elixir from Kentucky.

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Any-Citrus Meringue Pie

Lime, tangerine, grapefruit, Cara Cara orange — all make delicious (and beautiful) meringue pies. Use whatever citrus juice you like best in this fun choose-you-own-adventure dessert.

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Southern Buttermilk Pie

Once you've nailed down the flaky crust and the sweet yet tangy filling, you can confidently and casually bake one for Pi Day or as an anytime dessert.

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