Happy Pi Day – A Pie Round Up

Hello and welcome to Djalali Cooks. Happy Pi Day! We have made a variety of pies on Djalali Cooks, mostly savory pies, and we have a couple sweet pies too. So in honor of 3.14 (March 14) I am rounding up several of the pies we have made to celebrate. So sit back and enjoy today’s celebration of all things pie: Happy Pi Day – A Pie Round Up.

Smoked Salmon and Ricotta Quiche

This quiche is a great brunch dish, perfect for any upcoming Easter brunch plans you may have. The smoky, salty flavor of the smoked salmon goes beautifully with the fluffy, light ricotta. We will finish it off with a lemon créme fraîche drizzle and chives. Let’s get to the recipe!

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Quiche Lorraine

One of my favorite dishes any time of day is quiche. Quiche hit its hey day in America in the 1980’s. And that’s when quiche became kitsch. Remember the book, Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche…(written by Bruce Feirstein) It came out in 1982 and was a tongue-in-cheek guidebook that satirized the masculine stereotypes of the era. The title is a direct response to the fad of quiche being a feminine, “ladies who lunch” type of food. Funny, because quiche has a long European history dating all the way back to the 12th century. So today we’re going back to the origins of quiche with Quiche Lorraine.

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Spring Chicken Pot Pie

It’s great you’re here today because I have a quintessential Sunday Supper, perfect for right now! Spring Chicken Pot Pie. This recipe is adapted from one I found in Southern Living and what makes it perfect for spring is my addition of sugar snap peas. The fresh green crunch of sugar snap peas really liven up this classic Chicken Pot Pie recipe. Let’s get to the recipe, shall we?

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Mushroom Potpie with Fall Veggies

As November nears, I start thinking about Turkey Day. I am not a crazy planner, but I like to have some idea of what to cook on the big day – the Super Bowl of cooking that is Thanksgiving. More than the turkey itself, which Alex handles because he likes to deep fry or smoke the bird, I like to think about the sides. Today’s Mushroom Potpie struck me as not only a great side, but as a great vegetarian option for the main course – skipping the Tofurkey and other meat impersonations and going straight for something that can stand on its own. Shall we get to it?

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Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mashies

Today we are revisiting a great recipe for a cold day. A classic casserole with a healthy twist; savory, herby meat and veggie filling topped with creamy and fluffy Cauliflower Mashies make this Shepherd’s Pie a lighter take on the original.

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Cranberry Curd Tart

Hello and welcome to Djalali Cooks! I am closing the book on Thanksgiving 2021 today with a beautiful dessert; a great alternative to a lemon tart on your Thanksgiving Table. Not only that, this gorgeous, ruby-hued tart deserves a spot on any holiday table. I found this particular recipe for a Cranberry Curd Tart on NYT Cooking, and I have made a few modifications that make this dessert a whole lot faster and easier. Let’s get right to it!

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Atlantic Beach Pie

We are satisfying our sweet tooth today with an Atlantic Beach Pie. I found this recipe on Food52, and after seeing a similar pie called a North Carolina Lemon Pie, I thought I’d give it a go. The main differences between the two versions, as far as I can tell is the Atlantic Beach Pie allows for a mix of lemon and lime juice and finishes with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. These twists are thanks to Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill. I took another liberty with this recipe and crushed the crackers coarse, so the crust would have a more craggy texture. This made for a very crumbly crust, but I really like the bigger shards of salty Saltines. Let’s get to it!

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I hope you enjoyed Happy Pi Day – A Pie Round Up! Pies are a great thing – they go sweet or savory; you can get really creative with your ingredients, too. As we get into outdoor brunch season, my mind can’t help but drift toward quiche…I hope you give a few of these recipes a try. What’s your favorite kind of pie? Let me know in the comments below! Take care and be well, xo Kelly

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  • Kathy
    March 14, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Oh my! So many delicious pies to choose from and as they say “ so little time”. Thank you Kelly!

    • Kelly Djalali
      March 14, 2022 at 11:22 am

      Hi Kathy, Rounding up this post made me crave a savory pie! Quiche might find its way to our menu this week! Have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by today, xo Kelly

  • Mari
    March 14, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Wow, it’s so hard to decide which one to make, but Atlantic Beach Pie is the winner. It looks amazing and has very few ingredients, so it is totally in first place. My son loves lemon pie, so he will love this one. I love red, and I love cranberry, so that pie has my name written all over it again. My son works for a very fun company. They are bringing in food trucks, and a variety of pies for National Pi Day. I wouldn’t think anyone would be able to walk after that blowout, but they manage. Which means that if I were smart, I wouldn’t make anything very substantial for supper tonight. Ordinarily I wouldn’t serve a piece of pie as a main dish, but this is definitely a day to break the rules! Happy Monday to Kelly, Alex, Terry and those lively, lovely pups. Happy end of winter. The snow is mostly melted, and the sun is chasing the rest of it into the abyss. Today’s high will be in the 50s, and I’ve got spring fever. ??☀️

    • Kelly Djalali
      March 14, 2022 at 11:29 am

      Hi Mari, It’s true that I will be looking for any reason to make the Atlantic Beach Pie this spring. Maybe for Easter or Mother’s Day. It sounds like your son will have a nice day at work with all the food trucks, that sounds really fun! I hope you have a wonderful Monday – I am so happy that the weather is more spring-like for you today. We are enjoying warmer temps and a lot of sunshine today. xo Kelly

  • Sylvia+Espinoza
    March 14, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Favorite pie in life remains lemon meringue. Fond memories of watching our mom prepare the makings for two pies, for one was definitely for sharing with grandparents. Mom had no electric mixer, but still see her working that hand mixer until the egg whites were stiff and then curled perfectly on top of the pies. Oh, and we kids had to sit quietly and not run into the kitchen so the risk of the peaks “falling” was minimized while they baked and cooled. Thank you for once again bringing back yet another sweet memory. Spring indeed is starting to show itself and am happy for you who endure real winter weather. My part of Texas wasn’t too cold this time. Happy week to you, Kelly, and to the blog family! Hugs~

    • Kelly Djalali
      March 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm

      What a wonderful memory of your Mom making pie, Sylvia! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I am happy your part of Texas didn’t have a freezing cold winter! I hope your spring continues to shine, xo Kelly