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    Posted March 12, 2012 by
    New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Pi Day pie-off

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    Pi day pie! Celebrating 3.14.2012


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     rzrice says the main filling of this pie is derived from a deep dish apple pie recipe, and she made it her own by adding pears. Besides loving pies, her family also loves math, rzrice says. She added flare to her pie by not only denoting Pi's signature 3.14, " the red circles we placed on the edge of our pie are supposed to represent the never ending digits of Pi, an infinite loop," she says.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Our Apple-Pear Pi (!) recipe


    Filling ingredients
    4 medium macintosh apples
    3 medium pears
    3 tablespoons flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon allspice


    Pastry ingredients
    2 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2/3 cup unsalted butter
    6 tablespoons cold water


    For filling, mix flour, sugar and spices in a bowl. Add 1/4 in. thick sliced apples and pears and mix, set aside.


    For the crust, mix flour and salt . Cut the butter in small pieces and toss with the flour mixture. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cold water and mix and repeat until 6 tablespoons of cold water is mixed in, knead the dough until smooth, then divide in half. Use half of the dough for the bottom of the pie; roll and place on pie plate, trim the edges. Pour in the filling. Use the other half of the dough for the top; roll and cut slits to allow steam to escape (be creative!). Place the top crust on filling, trim and shape the edges as desired. Brush the top of the pie with milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar.


    Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 50 mins, or until the crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Serve warm or cool, makes about 8 servings.




    Creativity of my 12 year old son has been a great help with the decoration of our Pi day pie :)

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