Happy Pi Day!

Happy 3.14, fellow nerds! I learned this year that today is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. It’s a Pi Day miracle! For all you nerds & non-nerds alike, here’s another tasty post from my good friend Momo. Tell me I’m not the only one drooling over these photos!

Even though I know Catherine LOVES this holiday, she was nice enough to let me share a recipe for Pi day. So here is a delicious Peanut Butter 3.14 to celebrate this fun holiday!

This is a recipe I tweaked from the New Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook to resemble the amazing Peanut Butter Torte they used to serve at the Skyroom when Lisa and I worked there.

Start with a graham cracker pie crust, either purchased, or even better, this recipe made in a 9″ springform pan:

1/3 cup butter

¼ cup sugar

1 ¼ cups finely crushed graham crackers

Melt butter, stir in sugar. Add crushed crackers, toss to mix well. Spread evenly into a 9 inch springform pan (a pie pan will also work). Press onto bottom and sides to form an even crust.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 4-5 minutes or until edge is slightly browned, and cool on wire rack before filling.

Then mix up this creamy filling and try not to eat it all out of the bowl:

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

¾ cup peanut butter

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar

Chill a medium mixing bowl and beaters (I actually use my immersion blender).

For filling, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add the 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until combined.

In the chilled mixing bowl beat whipping cream and the 2 tablespoons powdered sugar until soft peaks form (this happens pretty quickly).

Gently fold about 1/3 of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Fold remaining whipped cream into peanut butter mixture. Spoon into graham cracker crust.

Cover and chill about two hours or until set.

For a wonderful chocolate topping:

Melt ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and a little milk (1 to 2 Tablespoons).  Spread over the top of the chilled pie and sprinkle with lightly salted, chopped peanuts.  Let chill until set.

Eat until you’re sick, or invite your friends!  They will love you!



Filed under Holidays, Posted by Momo, Recipes

147 responses to “Happy Pi Day!

  1. I will definitely try this one. I simply love the eggless recipes for cakes and other desserts.

  2. this looks delicious, like a big krispy kreme doughnut!!

  3. dyosaimma

    Happy Pi Day!! I love it when I get to meet people (even if our meeting is in the wired world) who are happy that there’s Pi Day! 🙂

  4. Good grief that looks fabulous! I love the “eat until you’re sick” line! LOL

  5. Happy Pi Day to you too! Check out my Pi Day post!

  6. Love that’s its a Pi day miracle 🙂

  7. ilimite


  8. Generation 26

    Glad to see I’m not the only one celebrating…I didn’t exactly have a choice(crazy math teacher) but I’m celebrating 🙂

  9. I’ve never heard of Pi Day. Is this new?.

  10. Looks good! Happy pi day to you as well 🙂 (I will be celebrating with some fresh blueberry muffins)

  11. ChellBellz

    Looks really yummy!

  12. What better reason could there be for saying ‘yes’ to key lime? Thanks for the fun post!

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  14. My wife loves Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. We’re on our second copy and have only been together 11 years.

  15. Looks so good and so easy to make. My son will love this if I make it for him. It will be perfect for his after-school snack with a cold glass of milk! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  16. From one nerd to another: Thanks for the reminder about Pi Day (the balloons, streamers and banners touting “Happy Pi Day!” may not have been enough.


    Awesome recipe. Worthy of nerdy noshing…

  17. Today is my son’s birthday. I never knew that it was Pi day and Albert Einstein’s bday as well. Totally made his day. . . and from the looks of his hair this morning, I am pretty sure he is channeling Albert.

    Happy Pi day to you too!

  18. I have a friend who has people over for a Piemas potluck every year. Only two rules… the party doesn’t officially start until 1:59 and food must be pie-ish in nature.

  19. great stuff!!! my high school calc teacher is prob celebrating this too!!! i love pie and chocolate!!! nice post and congrats on fp!

  20. This looks absolutely delicious!! Happy Pi Day 🙂

  21. I remember celebrating pi day in high school. I kind of forgot it existed. I will be making a healthy pumpkin pie sometime this week and posting it to my blog. Wish I had realized it earlier so I could have done it for today.

  22. I am so gonna try this! Looks and sounds so good! Congrats on being FP!

  23. My mouth is watering! I can’t wait to try this!

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  25. El

    This is too unfair. I need this pie in front of me, stat!

  26. Wow – that pi looks incredible! Happy 3.14159265! LOL!

  27. This looks great! Will have to try making it.

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  28. Happy pi day!! I had no idea. There is a holiday for everything. I wonder if Hallmark makes cards. 🙂

    Congratulations on being FP!!

  29. Oh this recipe sounds good and the pictures have me drooling. Hope you’ll stop by to check out some of ours http://www.thedoubleclicklife.com

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  31. LOVE peanut butter- LOVE this recipe!!! This would be heaven with a double shot espresso… fab!

  32. I may not make this today but I will make it.

  33. mmm. That Pi looks very yummy, and I did not know today is Albert Einstein’s Birthday today! So Happy Birthday to him! And Happy Pi Day to you too!

  34. happy pi day to you too! that looks delicious!!!!
    big yay for nerds!

  35. God, it looks delicious. I’m defiantly trying it

  36. love meeting another pi day celebrator! When I lived on a farm in New England it was a great excuse to clean out some still-frozen fruit from the summer before, now I’m living in Central America i’m thinking, banana pineapple cream?

    Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  37. damn that looks tasty. happy pi day by the way. im taking this recipe from you 😉

  38. I am looking forward to Pi day in four years. It will be: 3.14.15.

  39. Ria Dolly Barbosa-Wilson

    YUM! Happy pi day to you as well and thanks for the recipe! Guess who’s making peanut butter pie tonight! =) Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  40. Fuss

    O_O yummyyy…
    I want it so bad!

  41. In the UK, national Pie week has just finished, but the club will definately have to make this. Just when we thought we had enough pie too!

  42. i will send a link to my mom 🙂

  43. Happy Pi Day back at ya! Your celebratory pie looks fabulous 😉

  44. That looks yummy, I will definatley be trying this. Thank you for sharing.

  45. I don’t even like pies and think this looks good 😛

  46. Maggie

    Happy Pi Day! Nerds rule! 😀

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  48. This looks divine! Thanks for the recipe, would definitely give it a try. Oh and Happy Pi Day and congratulations of being Freshly Pressed!

  49. MMMMM. Peanutbutter 3.14 I think I love you.

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  51. Pi Day’s so mainstream. I’m waiting til 6/28, I’ll be the guy over there eating two pies. http://tauday.com/

  52. Mmmmm looks yummy! ❤ 🙂

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  54. Happy Pi Day to you! Never heard of this but Love the concept!

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  57. Man, that looks godlike! I love PB. And today is my nieces bday!

  58. Happy Pi Day to you too! Waking up to that delicious looking cake (which I first thought was a massive doughnut!) can only mean good things to come for the rest of the day 😉 Haha Mmmm… Cake.

  59. ooohh.. i get it!!! 3.14!!! it looks delicious!! congrats on FP!!

  60. realanonymousgirl2011

    Mmmm that looks de-lish!!! So are you supposed to bake a pie to celebrate?

  61. Well…since you insist, I WILL have a slice. *Gobbles pie, leaves slice behind.*

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  63. Haha too cool. It is ALSO National Potato Chip Day. So for all those of you with a eating rather than cooking bent http://josiahblacksblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/national-potato-chip-day/ and learn all about it while getting some pretty good laughs 😀

  64. I am so glad I found yur blog! It’s the best! This recipe is delicous (I tried it out)

  65. You could say it’s irrationally delicious. A constant treat.

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  67. jaswrites

    Happy Pi Day! Salutations to fellow budding scientists and mathematicians.

  68. I like your blog. I can see why WordPress put you on their cover page today! Keep spreading the good in life. It’s nice to meet a fellow optimist!

  69. Oh, that looks way too good! I gotta try that. Thanks!

  70. busyman1918

    lol never heard of this “Pi” day but that pi looks mighty delicious OMG I will probably make this over the weekend or just be so hungry that I will buy one from the store lol

  71. Jackie Paulson 1966

    Happy Pi Day

  72. That Pi looks so so delicious! I’m from Australia so I have no idea what ‘graham crackers’ are…what can I use instead? Is it just basic milk biscuits/cookies? Yum.

    • Graham crackers are biscuits made with graham (whole wheat) flour & honey. Because of the whole wheat flour, they’re a little bit heartier than most biscuits. So yes, you can definitely use vanilla biscuits (especially if you can find some flavored with honey), but the crust’s texture will be a little different. Thanks for visiting!

    • Momo

      I’ve never been to Australia so I’m not sure what you have available, but a European replacement that I have found are Leibniz whole wheat butter biscuits. I think those actually taste better! Hopefully you can find something that will work!

  73. That looks super yummy!!!!

  74. Great recipe! It seems like more people are getting involved this year with Pi Day than in the past. Maybe it’ll end up becoming an official holiday in the future. Thanks again!

  75. It would be just a sin non to try this cake. Really worthy recipe, I’ll make it by all means

  76. looks really yummy!!!! ahhh! i want some:D

  77. omg,that looks way too good.

  78. Very mouth-watering and tasty by the look of that picture. I would so love to taste a slice of that torte 🙂

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  80. Sounds like a fab recipe, and I love the tip about using an immersion blender. I’ve never tried that before, but you can bet I will! Thanks!

  81. Chocolate and peanut butter, my favorite combination. Thanks for sharing!

  82. well that cake looks awesome! when do we get to try it? haha

  83. Best food Happy Pi Day! Salutations to fellow budding scientists and mathematicians.

  84. wow…. great… looks very delicious….. 😛

  85. Dirk & Gwynneth

    Looks so nice!

  86. That looks great and so easy to make! On behalf of every bachelor in the world who owns an oven and a fridge, I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

  87. terpu

    Thank you for sharing that delicious recipe with us. That looks so delicious that I’ll definitely give it a try someday soon 🙂

  88. This is my next dessert!!! I just made a similar concoction for my birthday instead of caske. Only it was with fresh strawberries. I think this may be a good choice for my husband’s birthday…we LOVE penut butter and chocolate! 🙂 Easy and great recipe….congrats on Freshly Pressed!! Well Done and yummy!

  89. 3.14159265358979323824178………………………………………………..MATH RULES 😀
    Plus, that pie looks fantastic. 🙂

  90. Kim

    Lol, I was expecting a Pi.Cake 😀

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  92. I love your cake. it looks amazing. i want to try it. hey, will u visit my page. peanut butter amazing!!! (LOL!)

  93. Danica

    Pie day is now as cool as girl scout cookie day:


    Great idea!

  94. bill

    so now i get it. my wife brought me 2 eggos and told me i had to figure out the circumfrence before i ate them. any one like cold eggos with real margarine?

  95. graciescorner

    wow! looks super delicious! happy pi day. 🙂

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  97. For math Nerd I had no idea there was a Pi day lol…I guess my heads been in the books too long.
    This looks so yummy send me some 🙂

  98. Noha

    That’s Delicious ,,

  99. Never seen this before, looks amazing though. Will have to cook this one up!

    Happy pi day 🙂

  100. Looks yummy! I made a chicken potpie for the day 🙂

  101. I will have to try this looks great thank you so much for sharing..

  102. JC

    I got a happyPI day wish now I know why.
    This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Pi Day.
    Kind of a kool day

  103. And so there goes my diet. This is so mouth watering. Thanks for the recipe. Drool. Drool. hehe.. 🙂

  104. rw1976

    i like a lot ,i’ll make it for my son’s birthday

  105. Hola !! pues soy nueva en esto pero me gusto mucho tu reseta del pastel se ve muy rico .


  106. Parece deliciosa!

    It looks delicious!

  107. abradley215

    whoa…i am drooling over this right now! doesn’t help that i’ve had the biggest sweet tooth for the past few days! thanks for sharing

  108. nesha

    congratulations on being Freshly Pressed Yay ! Thank you for sharing this marvelous recipe. Just looking at the picture of this pie is making my mouth water. I’m a sucker for sweets so much so that it should be a crime.

  109. cathyray

    I love pie

  110. Too funny. I thought Pi Day was something my kids’ school cooked up. I had to make something round for it. I made brownies in a spring form pan. Pretty boring compared to your creation!

  111. Rachel

    I made this today and enjoyed a little piece of heaven tonight. Yum!!

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  113. Recipe Chefs

    Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing this post. I really enjoy reading your blog. Feel free to check out our recipes.

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  114. Kathryn Coulibaly

    Really fun idea. I have to get my act together to celebrate next year! Thanks for posting.


  115. Momo

    Thanks for making my post read by more people than live in my town!

    So glad you all enjoyed my Pi Day offering! I wish I could have shared it around, because I did eat myself sick a little.

  116. Oh meeeee
    That looks delicious!
    I might just have to make this:)

    Thanks for sharing

    I am new here on wordpress, coming from blogger!
    It’s such change, and Im having trouble adjusting!
    If you could spread the word about my new blog that would be fantastic:)



  117. Mehul Sharma

    Yummy 😀


  118. Hi, Thanks for the great read. Cheers!

  119. thetick900

    That looks amazing!

  120. Thank you for your blog, this is very useful to me.

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