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Recipe Round-Up

6 Recipes to Celebrate Pi Day (Plus Our Complete Guide to Perfect Crust)

By: Lodge Cast Iron / March 12, 2021

March 14 has become an unofficial celebration of all things crusty, flaky, and filled. And while Pi Day may have its roots in math class, at Lodge we prefer to celebrate with an assortment of golden, gorgeous pies. With its awesome heat retention and distribution, a cast iron pie pan turns out to be a great way to achieve a flaky crust. To get you started on your cast iron pie journey, we created a complete guide to perfect pie crust (with pictures!). Dig out the flour and butter, get your hands dirty, and then read on for our favorite pie recipes.

Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust Recipe

Apple Pie With Cheddar Crust

Cheddar has been added to our basic pie crust recipe to layer in new flavor and honor an American diner staple with some all-grown-up sensibilities. Carefully layered apples make this a satisfying pie to construct and a beauty to slice. Behold a beautiful, new classic!

Pumpkin Pie With Spiced Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie With Spiced Whipped Cream

Let’s not pigeon-hole pumpkin: this versatile vegetable has a place on your table and in your pies year-round, not just at Thanksgiving. A lightly spiced whipped cream takes this traditional dessert to new levels of complexity and yum.

Pie Crust Recipe

Maple Custard Pie With Sugared Cranberries

A creamy maple custard nestled in buttery crust is the base for this wintery dessert. Sugared cranberries have been added for a sweet-meets-tart combo, but customize your toppings for the season or your tastes. Grilled pineapple or fresh raspberries, anyone? 

Butterscotch Pie Recipe

Butterscotch Pie

Creamy butterscotch pudding in a beautiful pie? Sign us up. Top this delicate and smooth custard with a tangy chantilly cream, or customize it with meringue or fresh whipped cream.

Blueberry Pie in Cornmeal Crust Recipe

Blueberry Pie in Cornmeal Crust

This cornmeal crust builds on the basics but adds a bit of crunch that perfectly complements soft, sweet blueberries. Nothing is as satisfying as a good slice a la mode. Feel free to use other berries or stone fruits and adjust sugar as necessary.

strawberry pie

Strawberry Pie

This lattice-topped pie is as satisfying to look at as to eat. And while we love the flavor of fresh berries (especially in the summer!) we’ve certainly been known to use frozen ones, too. Customize this recipe with the fillings of your choosing.

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