March 14 – Pi Day. What is it? “Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.” – from piday.org
Over at Virtual Potluck, we decided to celebrate this mathematically delicious day by, of course, making pies! Sweet, savory, handheld, mini, meat, cheese – all kinds of pies under one roof (link)! We’re also giving away some great pie making goodies thanks to our sponsors. Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to enter!
Lately, we’ve been trying to lower our sweet consumption, so I decided to make a savory pie, a.k.a, a quiche. And since carrots are one of my favorite vegetables, that was the focus. A touch of spice from fresh jalapeños and ground cayenne pepper make this a delicious meal in a slice!
The crust recipe was adapted from this Perfect Vegan Crust from Food52. My flour took a little more water than they recommended and I left out the sugar and added pepper since it was going to be a savory pie! It’s a great dough with intense coconut flavor! I’m in love with Kelapo Baking Sticks, the flavor is awesome and it made a beautiful, crumbly crust!
Now, since this is a Virtual Potluck, we don’t want you to go home empty handed! One reader will go home with over $300 worth of prizes, thanks to our sponsors at Beanilla, My Spice Sage, Wholesome Sweeteners, Oh Nuts, Zak Designs, and Good Cook. Be sure to head on over to the other Virtual Potluck bloggers and see what they brought to the party! (Don’t worry, you only have to enter on one of the blogs since the entries will be pooled together to pick a winner!)
Lemon Cheese Danish Pie by Food Hunter’s Guide
Savory Tomato Pie by 30AEATS
Crustless Crab & Asparagus Quiche by Diabetic Foodie
CatBoy Plum Jam Crostata by Cookistry
Mini-Lemon Pies by Miss in the Kitchen
Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust by Farmgirl Gourmet
Chicken Pot Pie With Bacon and Butternut Squash by Thyme in Our Kitchen