The Best (& Only) Way To Celebrate Pi Day: With Pie.

Our teachers always told us we'd use math in the real world. And while we haven't calculated the cosine of a of a triangle recently, it turns out there's at least one math lesson we'll never forget: Pi. A mysterious Greek number, the purpose of Pi is to make us pause on March 14 ever year and enjoy edible pie. Or, at least, that's what we are pretty sure why the irrational number is so important.
Okay, okay, we know Pi is important because it helps you find the circumference of a circle. But, unless your job requires you to crunch numbers like that on the reg, we doubt you've calculated a circle's circumference since the SATs. But we bet you have made or eaten a pie to celebrate it's unofficial holiday, March 14. In honor of the first three digits of pi (3.14), its the main reason we've remembered pi's mathematical value. Because, as it turns out, sugar is a great motivator. Now if we could only come up with a national holiday for the quadratic formula, we'd probably remember that, too.
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Until then, however, please enjoy these 10 recipes perfect for Pi Day — or any day, really.
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Photo: Courtesy of How Sweet It Is.
Coffee Ice Cream Hot Fudge Sundae Pie With Macaroon Crust
We didn't know we needed all these things together 'till we read the name of this pie.
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Photo: Courtesy of Host The Toast.
Honey Lemon Chiffon Pie
Could this bee any cuter?
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Photo: Courtesy of Handle The Heat.
No Bake Frozen Raspberry Pie
Whether you use frozen or fresh, raspberries make a bright, refreshing finish to a meal.
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Photo: Courtesy of My Name Is Yeh.
Pretzel Pie
Sweet, savory, and easy to eat on-the-go.
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Photo: Yammie's Noshery.
4-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Pie
The secret of this beautiful dish? Lots and lots of Oreos. (That just so happens to be the best kind of secret.)
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Photo: Courtesy of Lovely Little Kitchen.
Mini Mason Jar Lid Strawberry Pies
Move over smoothies, this is our new favorite way to use mason jars.
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Photo: Courtesy of Pinch Of Yum.
Spaghetti Pie
Who said all pies have to be sweet? We'd eat pasta for dessert most days anyway.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Woks Of Life.
Bourbon Banana Cream Pie
Have your nightcap, dessert, and one of your daily fruit servings all in one place.
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Photo: Courtesy of the Candid Appetite.
Pumpkin Chocolate Slab Pie
While you can't use Pi to get it's area, we say it's totally fine to eat non-circular pie on 3/14.
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Photo: Courtesy of Baked Bree.
Frozen S'mores Pie
No campfire required. Actually, it's probably best to keep this away from fire anyway.