Saturday, March 14, 2015


We are going to party like it's 3.14.15.
Happy Pi Day!

(adapted from Bon Appetit)

1 disk pie crust dough (for single-crust pie, unbaked)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons Spiced Rum
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 cups pecans

Rum Whipped Cream
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Spiced Rum

Preheat oven to 350F.
Roll out pie crust dough into a 12 to 13 inch round.
Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate.
Trim, fold over, and crimp the edge; set aside.
Melt butter in a heavy skillet (my cast iron works well for this) and cook until golden brown and fragrant.
Whisk in the corn syrup and the sugar.
Cook stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
Remove from heat and transfer a bowl to cool to room temperature (about 15-20 minutes).
Beat eggs, rum, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl to combine.
Gradually add the sugar mixture and stir to combine.
Fold in the nuts.
Pour into prepared pie crust.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden. Cool completely before serving.

Rum Whipped Cream
Beat whipping cream, brown sugar, and remaining rum until peaks form. Chill until serving with pies.


  1. One of the best "pi" observance ideas out in the 'sphere!
    Kudos to your skillful writing and blog, Fran.
    It is so intensely fun to "play" with great ingredients and have it come together ... this can't miss. I am on hiatus right now, but when I get home, I am going to mess up my kitchen and DO THIS!

  2. Hi Fran, it's been a long time since I wrote to you. We moved from Winner to the Black Hills 4 years ago but I have no excuse for not following you. Now I see the recipe for pie day and would love to surprise Hubby
    with one, but forgot how to print your recipes. Hope all is well. You have an amazing blog. Blessings,

    1. Hi Sandy! I have missed your comments! This pie is delicious, and you won't regret trying it. To print the recipe, you can just hover your mouse over the recipe title and then click. It will take you to a Google Doc for printing. can just follow this link:
      Thanks for checking in! Hope things are going well for you.


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