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

Savory Pie

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!

Carrot Savory Pie

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!

Coconut Oil Crust

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Mini-Lemon Pies by Miss in the Kitchen

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Carrot Jalapeño Cheese Pie

Easily adaptable recipe to whatever vegetables you have available, this savory pie is a great lunch served with a side salad.
Print Recipe
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Prep Time:25 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes


for the crust

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup coconut oil solid
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ - ¾ cup ice cold water

for the filling

  • 2 medium sized carrots
  • 2 stalks celery leaves included
  • ½ yellow onion
  • ½ jalapeño
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese grated or diced


  • For the crust: heat oven to 350F. Place all the ingredients (expect the water) in a food processor. Blend for 3 seconds. Slowly drizzle in the ice water until the dough looks crumbly.
  • Place dough on lightly floured surface and roll out using a rolling pin. Lay over pie pan and crimp the edges. Cover with parchment paper and dried beans so the dough does not puff. Par-bake for 15 minutes.
  • For the filling: finely dice or place all the vegetables in a food processor. Once diced, over medium heat and a drizzle of olive oil, sauté vegetables until cooked and aromatic.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Add vegetables to this mixture and pour into par-baked crust.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the top and bake for 40 minutes to an hour, until pie sets.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!
Servings: 8 slices

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  1. Do you have a recipe for Pecan Pie? Its my Dad’s favorite and I would like to make him one. Thanks!! Tonya

  2. I really do love your quiche recipe, it sounds amazing, and looks so pretty!!!! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

  3. This is my kind if pie, loving the savory cheesy kicked up flavor!! Pass a slice 🙂

  4. I love your savory combos!!