hey looks like it's circle circumference day.
my son who is in 5th grade brought home some math homework asking to find the circumference of a few circles and when i told him you have to use pi to figure it out he just looked at me like i was crazy.
now why wouldn't anyone understand you need pie to figure out the area of a circle?
seems like he's never learned circumference yet and his teacher forgot to tell the class to skip that part on the math homework.
but i didn't know that til the next day after the fact i taught him or at least attempted to teach him about pi.
no wonder he looked at me like i was crazy.
needless to say, i don't think i did a very good job.
i would rather teach my kid to do this kinda pie any day instead!
you can get the kit here if you really want it. but honestly a round cookie cutter is all you need. i just got it at the time cuz i am weak for stuff on sticks and fancy baking pans and wanted to reward myself for wasting valuable blogging time trying to teach my son how to do circumference homework. (just kidding)
but since i had it, and it had NO directions in the stupid thing, i just kinda figured it out on my own...
you can make your own pie crust if you want but dag gone trader joe's is THE BEST ready made pie crust out there in my opinion and i figure why bother making my own when all i had to do was thaw it out. so that's what i did.
like i said there were no directions in the package when i opened it but i think if you stuff the pies really full the dough would make a lattice impression.
but for what i was making, i didn't want the lattice so i filled it up only part way.
if you use a circle cutter, i think making the mini pies would work if you cut 2 circles out, use a cookie stick, and press them together by hand after filling the middle up.
just remember to find the circumference of your circles before cutting them out.
(just kidding! :>P)
are you kinda seeing what i'm doing yet without getting the full picture?
it's actually easier to do then what you see in all the bajillion steps and pics i took.
one pie crust made
3 cheery cherry shaped cherry pies.
say that 10 times fast.
with cherry pie in your mouth. heehee
oh but first let's add some color.
and for the leaves,
i baked mine at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
and got this:
what the heck are you doing here?!?!
quick! someone hide that ax and tell george there is no need for that since cherries come in cans these days.
oh and tell him he's got too much blush on too.
they look like cherries on his face.
hope these cheer(y) your day!
HAPPY PI DAY EVERYONE!