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Celebrate Pi Day

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Some Star Trek fans may fondly recall how Mr. Spock stopped an evil entity that had taken over the Enterprise’s computer system, ordering it to “compute to the last digit the value of Pi.” We are pretty sure the crew must have celebrated the victory by enjoying a slice of pie! So as not to be outdone by a fictional crew, Nantucket Gate invites our residents to celebrate Pi Day on the 14th with a slice of pie. 


Pi Day Background

If you’re not certain what all of the fuss is about, the Pi Day website has plenty of information about the number π — which is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159, which goes on to infinity and beyond. We take the first three digits, 3.14, and read them as a date: Pi Day, March 14th.


Pie Recipes

Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie. What’s not to like? This blend of sweet and tart is a great way to enjoy pie. Bonus: there is no milk in the recipe, so it can be served to people who are lactose intolerant.


Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie. This recipe offers step-by-step directions for making the crust, filling, and topping, and it’s full of cinnamon apple goodness. We recommend serving it with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream.


Banana Cream Pie. This creation from Bon Appetit is the perfect pie to complete your Pi Day celebration. Filled with creamy richness and a hint of chocolate and piled on top with whipped cream, this pie will be a hit.


Peanut Butter Cup Pie

You get the best of every sweet world with this peanut butter cup pie. The vanilla wafer crust is a new way to experience a homemade crust. The ganache and peanut butter cup layers are just the tip of the iceberg to this scrumptious pie. Once you dip your fork or spoon into the finished product and the melted chocolate and peanut butter cups ooze out, you’ll be smitten!


Of course, if you don’t have the time or the inclination to make a pie, head on out to your favorite Tacoma, WA area bakery or grocery store and pick up a pie to enjoy or share with someone! 


What is your favorite kind of pie? Share your recipes in the comments so we can all enjoy the goodness. Happy Pi Day, everyone!