I can't believe that Hallmark hasn't yet capitalized on this memorable day. I'm guessing they'd sell at least 3.14 cards. And yes, I'd probably be one of the buyers.
In honor of Pi Day, I'll leave you with my favorite pie recipe. (because Hallmark didn't care enough about you to send you the very best)
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie (from the Nestle website)
2 cups (about 22) finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (I used Oreos)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 3/4 cups plus 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons peanuts, coarsely chopped, divided
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chill mixing bowl and whisk.
Combine the cookie crumbs, 2 TBSPS of the sugar and the melted butter in a medium bowl. Press onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie plate. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Cool on cooling rack for 15 minutes. Freeze for 15 minutes.
Heat 3/4 cup of the cream just to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/4 cups of the chocolate chips and 1/3 cup of the peanuts. Stir until chocolate is melted. Spread chocolate mixture over bottom and up sides of pie shell. Freeze for at least 15 minutes.
Beat 1 cup of the cream in chilled mixer bowl to stiff peaks, adding vanilla extract one tablespoon at a time.
Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar in large mixer bowl for 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Gradually beat in peanut butter. Fold in whipped cream mixture. Spoon mixture into pie shell.
Combine remaining chocolate chips and remaining cream in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over pie. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Freeze for 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Cover.
Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
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