Did you know that March 14th is a special day for MATH? It’s Pi Day! Since the number Pi (which is useful for figuring out the area and circumference of a circle and lots of other things) is usually rounded to 3.14, March 14 is a day of celebration for all things Math and PIE.
This year, instead of going out for pie, I made one. Actually, I made a bunch of little blueberry tarts. And since Auntie Bridgett has some problems with gluten, I made my first ever nut-based pie crust.
I used the Basic Nut Pie Crust recipe from the FOOD52 website. It is very simple, just ground walnuts, a little sugar and salt, and some butter and egg white to hold it together.
When all the ingredients were mixed together, it was a nutty, delicious sort of play dough!
I sprayed muffin tins with baking spray, then used my wet fingers to smush the dough into a crust in each tin, and baked them at 325F until they were all light brown and smelling delicious. Then I went hunting for a recipe for the filling.
I decided on the Allrecipes site, and found their recipe designed to be used with frozen berries. The filling thickened quickly and I spooned it into the cool tart shells. The recipe calls for baking the tarts for 30 minutes, but after just 10, the crusts were getting too brown, so I pulled them out.
Once the tarts had cooled, I put them in the fridge to wait until after dinner. I served them with some yummy yogurt, and from the look on Bridgett’s face, I’d say they were a success.
I love trying new recipes, especially when they turn out so delicious!