It's time to party: March 14 is National Pi Day! On Pi Day, math fanatics around the world celebrate the mathematical constant that is pi. This year, Pi Day is especially significant because the first five digits reflect the holiday's date - 3.1415. Get it? But if the thought of pi brings back nightmares of middle school math classes, protractors, and proof sheets, don’t panic. We’ve got a much more delicious way to celebrate: with these ten perfect pies. Why? Because eating pie is so much more fun than doing math.
So scoot into the kitchen and get cooking. From savory to sweet, fruity to meaty, here are 10 Latin inspired pies worth celebrating.
Beefy chili? Good. Buttery puff pastry? Good. Put them together and wonderful things happen. This Chili Pie combines rich, flavorful ground beef with cayenne, ground ancho, chili powder, red pepper flakes, and fresh salsa, and then wraps it all up in a puff pastry and habanero jack cheese crust.
In this kid-friendly recipe loaded with veggies, whole-wheat tortillas are smothered with roasted red pepper sauce and stacked with layers of fresh zucchini, sautéed onions and peppers, black beans, and rice. A sprinkling of habanero pepper jack cheese adds a punch of flavor and creaminess.
You don't even need an oven to make this savory pie! A take on the classic tamale, this slow cooker version requires only that you layer masa with your favorite tamale filling. After that, it's set it and forget it. Your reward is a tamale pie that you didn't even have to bake.