Unless you’ve lived under a rock this past week, you probably are aware that a most important holiday is coming up. No, I’m not talking about St Patrick’s Day, which yes…this Irish family thinks is pretty important. I’m talking about Pi Day on 3.14.
Being the good food blogger that I am, I’m joining all the other foodies out there in turning this holiday, which has nothing to do with pie and all to do with math, into a day to celebrate the most wonderful dessert of Pie. Pie is way more exciting than math, right? It’s at least more delicious anyway.
This Strawberry Yummy Pie is an adapted version of an old family recipe from Nick’s side of the family. The original strawberry pie recipe has a brown sugar/flour/pecan kind of crust and is made in a 9×13 pan. I decided to go what I think is an easier route and made this homemade pie crust recipe from Crisco, using their simple to bake with Crisco Baking Sticks. Since I love making pie now, I am happy to finally be able to celebrate and participate in Pi Day with this Strawberry Pie recipe!
So, will you be celebrating Pi Day on 3.14? If so, I hope you’ll let Crisco Baking Sticks be a part of it. Head over to the Crisco Facebook page for a valuable coupon to help you save on Crisco Baking Sticks to use for your Pi Day pie making!
Crisco Pie Baking Kit Giveaway Details – CLOSED
Thanks to Crisco, I also have a fantastic giveaway for 3 lucky Dine & Dish winners. Here is what’s up for grabs for each winner:
(1) Ceramic Pie Plate — (1) Pie Server — (1) set of measuring cups — (1) Portable Pie Plate — (1) Package of Crisco Baking Sticks
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what your favorite kind of pie is. For additional entries, share the link to this post on any of your social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Instagram), tagging @DineandDish. Leave an additional comment on this blog post for each social share, including the link to your share. Enter as many times as you want, but each entry has to include a separate social share. All comments must be received by midnight CST on Thursday, March 19th. Winners will be chosen via random.org and notified via valid email address. Thanks for entering and good luck!
Now for this awesome Strawberry Pie Recipe, see below. (please note… this is an old family recipe and contains uncooked eggs. The Doyle family eats it as is, but they are made from strong, Irish stock 🙂 Egg beaters can be substituted in place of eggs.)
Strawberry Yummy Pie Recipe
- 2 baked 9-inch pie crusts using this recipe
- 3 eggs* or substitute egg beaters
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 envelope Dream Whip
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup cold milk
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- Additional fresh strawberries for garnish
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice on high for 15 minutes. The mixture will start to thicken (not quite as thick as pudding, but thicker than milk). Set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the Dream Whip, vanilla and skim milk on high for 15 minutes, or until stiff.
- Fold together the egg mixture and dream whip mixture. Fold in frozen strawberries.
- Divide and place in 2, 9 inch pie plates. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
- Garnish with sliced strawberries and serve.
- (Cook Time = Freeze Time)
Disclosure: Thanks to Crisco for sponsoring this post and giveaway. All opinions are my own. For more great recipes and ways to celebrate Pi Day, make sure to like Crisco on Facebook!