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Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day, Frugal and Thrivers!! If you remember from your school days, pi is the mathematical constant equaling approximately 3.14, which means on March 14th we get to celebrate Pi Day with…pie!! Check out our easy and delicious pie recipes below and channel your inner mathematician (and baker).

No-Bake Oreo Pie

This no-bake Oreo pie is perfect for chocolate lovers and cookie enthusiasts alike!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Oreo crust (store bought or you can make your own!)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of Cool Whip
  • 10-15 Oreo cookies

For homemade pie crust:

  • 25-30 Oreos
  • 5 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS:

  • Food process Oreos or crush in a zip lock bag
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together
  • Fold in Cool Whip then add crushed Oreos
  • Spoon filling into pie crust
  • Place in fridge and let chill for at least an hour before serving

To make your own pie crust:

  • Food process Oreos
  • Mix in melted butter
  • Press into a pie plate
  • Put in fridge and let chill

Crustless Apple Pie

These crustless apple pies are a mini version of a timeless classic.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Brioche bread
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Caramel syrup to drizzle

DIRECTIONS:

  • Cut an even number of circles out of brioche bread (using cup or cookie cutter)
  • Roll circles flat using rolling pin or the side of a cup
  • In a bowl, combine can of apple pie filling, butter, white and brown sugar, and cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Heat mixture until warm and stir thoroughly until all ingredients are mixed evenly
  • Lay half of the bread circles out flat and add a scoop of pie filling on top
  • Place another bread circle on top and seal the edges by pressing down with a fork
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat
  • Fry pies for about three minutes on each side
  • Remove from pan, top with cinnamon, brown sugar, and caramel. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Oatmeal Apple Pies

These two-ingredient oatmeal cookie apple pies are super delicious and super easy to make!!

INGREDIENTS:

  • Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Creme Pies
  • Can of apple pie filling
  • Caramel syrup to drizzle
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Spray cupcake liners with non-stick cooking spray
  • Make a small indentation in the middle of each creme pie and then place in cupcake liner
  • Scoop apple pie filling onto pies
  • Turn air fryer on to 350°
  • Place pies in air fryer for 5 minutes
  • Remove from air fryer and top with vanilla ice cream and caramel!

Berry Pie

For the fruit lovers, this braided-crust berry pie is as beautiful as it is tasty!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pie crusts
  • 7 cups of frozen or fresh berries of choice
  • 1 cup of sugar plus some for sprinkling on top
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 egg beaten

DIRECTIONS:

  • Add berries, sugar and lemon juice to a large saucepan over medium heat
  • Simmer for about 10 mins gently stirring occasionally, until warm and juicy
  • Spoon out about 1/2 cup of juice from pan into a bowl and mix in the cornstarch
  • Slowly pour cornstarch mixture back into pot of berries, slowly mixing in
  • Bring back up to a simmer and mix until thickened (about 5 mins)
  • Turn off heat and mix in butter
  • Allow mixture to cool for about 15 mins
  • Add to prepared unbaked pie crust
  • Add lattice top or whole top with slits cut into crust for steam to escape
  • Brush top with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar
  • Bake at 400° for 40-45 mins, checking halfway through – if crust is getting too brown cover with aluminum foil
  • Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack

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Thanks for reading! Which of these delicious pies will you be celebrating Pi Day with? Let us know xo.

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