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Apple Pie on National Pi Day – 3.14

Apple Pie on National Pi Day – 3.14

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In honor of 3/14 or 3.14 to be exact, we are celebration National Pi day with a recipe from Grandma’s Kitchen! Apple Pie may be one of the most comforting and memorable foods Americans eat on a yearly basis. Most people can remember their favorite restaurant or family member who made the very best pie and a single bite can take you back to wonderful memories and times.

Today being March 14th (3.14) is celebrated as National Pi Day due to the correlation of the mathematical constant or ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Either way…we love to celebrate Pi and here is our favorite, simple recipe!

Grandma’s Apple Pie (or Pi in celebration of 3.14)


  • Two 9-inch refrigerated pie crusts
  • 6 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ C. White Sugar
  • 2 Tbls. Butter
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon & Sugar mix


Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and begin prep work.  Peel and core apples, then slice in half and into thin half-moon shapes.  Toss apples with lemon juice to prevent browning and set aside. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and sift over lemon soaked apples. Toss until each apple is coated evenly and pour into pie dish lined with one raw pie crust. Roll other pie crust on top and pinch edges to seal shut. Cut 5-6 slits in top of the crust to allow for steam escape

Brush top of the crust with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.  Bake the pie at 450 degrees for the first 10 minutes, than lower the temperature to 350 for an additional 20 minutes. Top with foil and cover all edges as to not over-brown and bake an additional 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!

Happy Pi day!


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