Take 3.14% Off Your Order for Pi Day!!!

Robyn Norgan
Mar 14, 2013

....and get 3.14 delicious pie recipes!

That's right, today, March 14 aka 3/14, is Pi Day! Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It is approximately equal to 3.14, though because it is considered an irrational number or a number that cannot be represented as a simple fraction, it has repeating decimals that not only go on forever, but also never repeat. So far, Pi has been calculated to over ten trillion digits past its decimal (and in case you were wondering the ten trillionth digit is 5), although it is said that only 39 digits past the decimal are needed to accurately calculate the spherical volume of our entire universe.

So how do you celebrate Pi day? Let me give you 3.14 (well okay maybe just 3) ideas:

1. You can start by taking off none other than 3.14% from any order over $5. Use code PIDAY314 at checkout before Pi day ends 3/14/13 23:59 PDT. Code can only be used once per account.

2. Then you could purchase this awesome Pi day t-shirt from Zazzle:

A man dressed in a white t-shirt with 3.14 written on it - Front A man dressed in a white t-shirt with 3.14 written on it - Back
(I can't believe that 3.14 is pie backwards!)

...and wrap it in this equally awesome Pi day wrapping paper from Think Geek:

A present wrapped in pi wrapping paper

3. Finally, you could eat pie! If you need some inspiration, here are 3.14 (okay yeah, really just 3) awesome pie recipes from

A slice on apple pie on a side plate
Apple Pie

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

A slice of pumpkin pie on a side plate
Pumpkin Pie

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes.
2. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

A slice of cherry pie on a side plate
Blackberry Pie

4 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup white sugar

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Combine 3 1/2 cups berries with the sugar and flour. Spoon the mixture into an unbaked pie shell. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup berries on top of the sweetened berries, and cover with the top crust. Seal and crimp the edges, and cut vents in the top crust for steam to escape.
3. Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Author Robyn Norgan
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, whose favorite pie is berry pie from Nation's. If you're ever in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is definitely worth a trip!