Since today is 3/14, of course I had to make a pie for pi day. I mulled over a few pies before I started on one. Lemon meringue? Chocolate custard tart? Does a tart count as a pie? Shepherd’s pie?

Well, I had leftover chocolate chip cookie dough in the fridge… and realized that maybe I could use that as a pie crust! So next I needed an easy filling. There is a pie my sister-in-law makes that is yummy and chocolatey called chocolate truffle pie.

I won’t say much about actually making this pie since it is just to celebrate pi and math in general. If you’d like the recipes, they are at the following links.

Chocolate Truffle Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the cookie crust before I baked it. It looks just like a giant cookie.

This crust looked so yummy after baking that I had a hard time resisting eating it! The dough puffed up a little in the middle so I tamped it down a little. It looks like I didn’t need to since the filling didn’t fill this pie pan up as much as I thought it would.

This is how you try to do props for food photography (or the sad attempt) when you have kids, are homeschooling them, and just fed them lunch. Some day, I will learn to take decent pictures of my baking. Someday!

In the meantime, I hope everyone had a lovely pi day!


P.S. I have no idea if the cookie crust worked out. We won’t find out until after dinner!

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  1. A_Boleyn

    It looks great. I’m sure it will be delicious.

    1. Lynn-Marie

      We had the pie for dessert last night. Only two pieces left! It was yummy, but the next time I make it this way, I’ll have to plan ahead and use mini chocolate chips in the dough. The cookie crust was too thick to cut through easily with a fork. In fact, Matthias almost chased his slice right onto the floor! Fortunately, it landed in his lap instead!

      1. A_Boleyn

        It was an interesting experiment, at least. šŸ™‚

        I’ve made a giant chocolate chip ‘pizza’ pie with orange chunks and white chocolate chips for Halloween but that’s as adventurous as I got.

        1. Lynn-Marie

          The pie turned out okay in the end with the cookie crust. It just needed a day or two to let the cookie crust soften. I think next time I won’t put an edge on the cookie crust.

          1. A_Boleyn

            I’m glad they weren’t a fail. šŸ™‚

  2. Simply Splendid Food

    The cookie crust has the right amount of chocolate chips! Looks divine! ???

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