It’s March 14th which means it’s pi day! This post was originally intended for National Pie Day back on January 31, however, when I was putting my finishing touches on this post during that last week of January the entire thing got erased and I was unable to retrieve it. It was one of those situations were I just had to close my computer and walk away. There was zero patience left to try to piece it back together, so here we are.
Though this time around is a mathematical pi, there’s no reason we can’t celebrate with actual pie. I’m actually not a huge traditional pie fan unless it’s pecan pie. I’ll never turn down a slice of pecan pie. But in this blog post, I’m sharing 2 untraditional pie recipes as well as a fun pie game that was included back in our November Craft+Boogie Box.
Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake Pie
1 can (12.4 oz) Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Icing
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 oz (about 3/4 cup) sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
Gather your ingredients and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a pie plate with cooking spray. Lay out each of the 8 cinnamon rolls evenly in the bottom of the pan. Then use a spoon or your fingers to flatten the cinnamon rolls until they form an even crust, covering the bottom and slightly up the sides of the pie plate. Set aside. In an electric mixer, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until combined. Add the egg to the mixture, and beat until combined. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream and vanilla. Mix until combined. Pour the coffee cake batter on top of the cinnamon roll crust, and smooth the top until it is even. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining sugars and cinnamon until evenly combined. Sprinkle this mixture on top of the coffee cake batter (using as much or as little as you would like). Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pie comes out clean. Take the frosting that came with the cinnamon rolls and pop it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds or until it is warm. Then drizzle it on top of the pie. Serve warm.
Spaghetti Pizza Pie
1/2 lb. Spaghetti, cooked
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 Egg, beaten
1 lb. Ground Beef, cooked, drained
1 can (15 oz.) Tomato sauce
1-1/2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Heat oven to 350°F. Toss spaghetti with half the Parmesan and egg; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate to form crust. Mix meat and tomato sauce; spoon into crust. Top with mozzarella, remaining Parmesan and pepperoni. Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting to serve.
Fun Fact: This was actually the dinner I made for Brad for our first married Valentine’s Day back in 2012 while were still living in our little 2 bedroom apartment in Leesburg, GA.
Happy Pi(e) Day!