Here are my entries to the ScienceBlogs Pi Day Bake-off:
End-of-winter fruit pie
Apples and amaretto-soaked dried fruit in a nut crust. Dense and rich.
‘I want to taste springtime!’ violet custard pie
Delicate, creamy, and a little bit fantastic (seeing as how it requires harvesting petals from a couple hundred violets).
Quick and easy, with the perfect balance of molasses and crumb topping.
Tea-time cheesecake pie
Tea-scented cheesecake topped with citrus-y marmalade.
Foolish rhubarb pie
Tart, sweet, and creamy, rich and yet light
Lemon curd in a gingersnap crust, topped with fresh berries. Just the right amount of pucker.
Chocolate-almond meringue finale
The almond-y meringue is on the bottom, filled with a silky smooth, sparingly sweet chocolate custard. My favorite pie of all time.
And, here are some pie-charts that give you at-a-glance data about my eight pies:
Fruit pies or not
What kind of crust
If you like one of these pies, please click over to the contest page and vote for it!
And, have a happy Pi Day!