Today is March 14th or 3.14 for short.
That means it is Pie Day. Remember geometry? This symbol π means something to someone in the math world. All I remember is it is 3.14.
I was not a horrible math student. I was just quick to rule out what I thought wouldn't be useful in later life.
I was correct about most math. I have never used π since I finished geometry. So, up until now, that was some useless information for me.
Someone should have explained to me about how this little symbol, π, could translate into some yummy dessert. That would have made me pay more attention.
And I have seen some of the cutest baby clothes that say "Cutie π". I really think that math teachers should really have explained to me the real value of π. Desserts and shopping I understand. Math scores could really go up with this information.
So, in honor of Pie Day, I am giving all you mathletes a Pecan Pie recipe. Here you go. You are welcome.
1 pie crust, unbaked
1 cup white sugar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dark Karo Syrup
1/2 cup light Karo Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup melted butter (Flieshmann's unsalted is milk free)
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup pecans, chopped slightly
Mix up your sugars, salt, Karo syrups, vanilla, eggs and melted butter in a bowl.
Pour your chopped pecans in the bottom of the pie crust.
Pour the syrup mixture over the top. Cover the top and crust loosely with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking another 30 minutes.
Watch your crusts. If it starts to get too brown, recover with foil and continue baking. Your pie should not be too jiggly when it is done.
Cool pie completely before serving.
Happy Pie Day!