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Easy as 3.14

11 sweet and savory pies to help fill your Pi Day quota
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For Pi Day, the ultimate nerdy (and awesome) holiday, 3.14 pies is just not enough. That's why we've gathered our 11 favorite pie recipes—both sweet and savory—for your baking convenience.

1 Chocolate-Coffee Pecan Pie

This one is buzzing with breakfast buzzwords (coffee, nuts, chocolate), so start your day with the sticky, gooey number from Philadelphia's Magpie Artisan Pies. If you have 11 to get through, you might as well start early.

2 Classic Pumpkin Pie

Who says you need crinkling leaves underfoot to enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie? You can't ignore this rich no-frills classic—even in March.

3 Root Vegetable Potpie

Not all pies tug at your sweet tooth—this roasted rutabaga- and carrot-loaded creation being a prime example. Store-bought puff pastry helps it come together in a flash.

4 Tagalongs®-Inspired Peanut Butter-Chocolate Pie

This pie is for those who know that Girl Scout cookies are the real seasonal spring produce.

5 Frozen Margarita Pie

You'll find tequila in both the silky custard base and zesty lime whipped cream, but it's likely not enough to get you tipsy. That is, unless you commit to the whole pie. Don't worry, this is a judgment-free holiday.

6 Lemon Verbena and Raspberry Meringue Pie

Savory herbs like lemon verbena, rosemary and thyme give this pie a sophisticated edge. And meringue makes everything better, especially when charred to toasty perfection with a handheld blowtorch.

7 Guinea Fowl Potpie

This meal-in-a-pie is as comforting as it sounds. A small chicken works in a pinch if you can't get your hands on a guinea fowl.

8 Frito Pie with Smoked Salmorejo

It might sound like a snack, but this hearty chili con carne pie loaded with crunchy corn chips might lull you into a holiday siesta.

9 Flaky Piecrust

Without the perfect crust, a pie is just a sad bowl of pudding. There's no food processor needed for our go-to recipe: just your own two hands and plenty of ice-cold butter.

10 Key Lime Pie

If you don't have kaffir lime on hand, feel free to leave it out, but it adds something special to an otherwise-basic (but perfectly pillowy) meringue.

11 Apple Galette

This free-form version of the classic is as American as . . . well, you know. Slice it like a pizza and dig in with your hands to match the nonconforming attitude.

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