Pi Day Mason Jar Berry Pies


Pi Day With National Pi Day right around the corner it’s only appropriate to celebrate by eating a whole pie to yourself, without any guilt on March 14th. While Pi Day Mason Jar Berry Pies are the focus of this post (recipe below!) the reason we celebrate Pi day is because Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant. It represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter which is 3.14159. The folks at Piday.org report that this number has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. “As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.” Cool!Pi Day

Now for the part about eating an entire pie…. these little mason-jar pies are made of whole food ingredients that, when combined, make the perfect little individual pie. The use of miniature mason jars gives this recipe a rustic twist that sets it apart from traditional pies. Celebrate #PiDay2017 with these sweet little Mason Jar Berry Pies #Pie Click To Tweet

These little Mason Jar Berry Pies are filled with antioxidants in the form of whole cherries and blueberries and are sweetened with only a touch of honey. The crust is savory, made with non-dairy butter so these are vegan-friendly.  This pie is no joke; it’s delicious, fun to eat and packed with health benefits.

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Pi Day Mason Jar Berry Pies
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Whole Wheat Flour Crust
Topping
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
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Whole Wheat Flour Crust
Topping
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Instructions
  1. Berry Filling-
  2. In a medium sauce pan, heat cherries and blueberries over medium heat. Add honey and vanilla to the mixture and turn the stove on low, simmer and cook down until the fruit is soft and begins to combine, about 10 minutes. Stir often to break up larger chunks of fruit. Add corn starch 1 teaspoon at a time, stirring to combine and letting sit for 2 minutes before adding more until fruit mixture is not watery.
  3. Crust-
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixing bowl, add the non-dairy butter, eggs, salt,whole wheat flour, honey, and almond extract. Combine thoroughly with mixer, adding in more flour if needed until dough becomes a ball. Remove dough from the bowl and shape into a large ball. Place in the freezer on a piece of parchment paper for 5-10 minutes to set up.
  5. Topping-
  6. Combine all topping ingredients in a small mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Mixture will be crumbly.
  7. Putting it together-
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a 2-inch ball of crust dough in each Mason jar to cover the bottom; pressing gently with your fingertips so that the dough covers the bottom of the jar and comes up the sides to touch the top rim evenly. Spoon berry filling into each jar. Top each jar with about 2 Tablespoons topping. Bake for 35 mins (you may have to cover the pies with aluminum foil for the last 15 minutes to avoid burning the crust). Let cool and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Bonus: these pies can be pre-assembled and frozen with the lids on so you can make single serving desserts whenever you want to!


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