Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day, everyone! We have to celebrate Pi Day around here, given that my husband is a math teacher and all. We went over to our friend's house for dinner and had a fun Pi-Day bonfire with them after a yummy dinner. I did make some pie today, but I'll have to wait till tomorrow to download the pics I managed to take.... I'm too tired right now from all the Pi-Day fun!!

I made two pies- my Key Lime Pie (already on this blog) and a new one- Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake pie from Taste of Home. The cheesecake one was so yummy; I'd definitely make it again. It doesn't really photograph well, and it was hard to get a clean cut, so the pic doesn't really do it justice. But it's really good!

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie
from Taste of Home

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1-1/4 cups chopped pecans
1 cup caramel ice cream topping

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla until smooth. Spread into pastry shell; sprinkle with pecans. In a small bowl, whisk remaining eggs; gradually whisk in caramel topping until blended. Pour slowly over pecans. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned (loosely cover with foil after 20 minutes if pie browns too quickly). Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before slicing. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings. Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Smucker’s ice cream topping.
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HoneyB said...

:-D Hope you enjoyed your day! Can't wait to see what pie's you made!

Susie said...

They celebrated PI Day on Thursday (since there was no school Friday) in KK's math class. I bought frozen pizza and they had a contest to see who could say the most numbers. GOOD TIMES! LOL

Linda said...

What a great way to celebrate 2 greats--Pi and Pie! I've had that cheesecake in my saved file forever--your photo inspires me to make it.