Today is March 14th. 3.14 = pi. And, in baking world, pi = pie!
For my pie, I was hoping to incorporate some of the plump blackberries which have recently graced the shelves at the corner grocery store.
But a monsoon hit Manhattan yesterday and I absolutely refused to go outside and risk being swept away by the rain and wind. This left me to the mercy of whatever I could scrounge from my pantry, the refrigerator and the freezer.
I created an apple-cranberry filling, sweetened by sugar, cinnamon and minced crystallized ginger. Instead of making a traditional 9" pie, half of which would have gone to waste, I created heart-shaped pocket pies.
I plan on serving these after dinner this evening with a scoop of homemade cinnamon ice cream.
Are you whipping up a pie to "celebrate" the day? What filling did you choose?