Calling all math lovers! March 14th is Pi Day, a day we celebrate the mathematical constant pi, which represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day was founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw and in 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives declared March 14th to be National Pi Day to celebrate math, science, and education. Celebrations begin on 3/14 at 1:59 and technically, at 26 seconds, to correspond to the first 8 digits of pi. It also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday!
So how do you celebrate National Pi Day? You could try to recite the first million or trillion digits of pi (the number never ends or repeats), but we have a different suggestion. Since pi is a homophone for the word “pie,” let’s celebrate by eating never ending and non-repetitive pies. Okay, let’s just eat some delicious pies.
You could eat savory pies like Shepherd’s pie and pot pie but we are going to focus on sweet pies. Celebrate the holiday by making your own vegan pies at home! You don’t have to bake to enjoy a delicious pie, and these 10 Fresh and Delicious No-Bake Vegan Pies are the yummy proof of that. Try any of these 15 Recipes That Show Making Delicious Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Pies is Easy as…Well, Pie. So, sharpen your pencils and put down your calculators, because you can count on these 25 amazing pies for National Pi Day.
1. Peach Mango Hand Pies
After you take one bite of these Peach Mango Hand Pies, they will disappear before you can count to 3.14. Sweet yellow mangoes and smooth peaches come together beautifully within a flaky, crunchy crust. All that you need to top it off is a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream — and maybe some cashew whipped cream.
2. Pretzel Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
This Pretzel Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is a dream dessert for any peanut butter lover. A smooth, creamy peanut butter filling rests atop a crunchy pretzel crust. The filling is light and airy blended silken tofu — the perfect contrast to the crumbly, chocolatey, slightly sweet crust. For presentation, taste, and texture, top this pie with additional crushed pretzels and a handful of chocolate chips.
3. Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies
Spelt flour makes really tender and nutty pie crusts. In these Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies, the crust is filled with a warm, gooey apple pecan filling. Cinnamon adds a touch of warmth to the filling of these pastry pies and the crunchy crust serves as a satisfying contrast to the gooey apples within. These are perfect for dessert, but can also be a really tasty breakfast treat.
4. No-Bake Mini Banoffee Pies
If a dessert made of almonds, dates, banana, vanilla, and coconut sounds good to you, then you have to make these Mini Banoffee Pies. These bite-sized treats have four layers of deliciousness. First, there is a crust of dates and almonds. Second, a layer of almond-y date caramel. Third, a layer of sweet banana slices, and finally, a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream. This gluten-free take on a classic English dessert is sure to win over your taste buds.
5. Blueberry Hand Pies with a Flaky Crust
A pie in the hand is worth two on the plate. Okay, that’s not a real saying, but when you try these Blueberry Hand Pies, you’ll think it should be. Sweet, gooey blueberries fill a deliciously flaky and slightly sweet hand pie crust. They’re an amazing breakfast when warmed just a little bit, or even for dessert, with a drizzle of cashew frosting. These portable pillows of joy and plump, juicy blueberries are so good, you’ll want to make them daily.
6. Cherry Chocolate Pie
We cannot tell a lie, we love this Cherry Chocolate Pie. Hey, that rhymes! In this pie, chia cherry jam sits on a raw pie crust base of seeds and Medjool dates. The cherry jam is sweet, tart, and the perfect texture. The pie is then topped with cool, creamy coconut yogurt, and garnished with fresh cherries and cacao nibs. Serve this decadent dessert chilled and your hearts (and tummies) will be filled.
7. Peanut Butter Cream Pie
The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a time-proven classic. This Peanut Butter Cream Pie is further proof of that, with its creamy peanut butter filling on a chocolate cinnamon crust. Topped with peanuts, bananas, and more chocolate, it’s sure to have everyone begging for a second slice.
8. Banana Cream Pie
Get ready to be transported to heaven with this Banana Cream Pie. It has a graham cracker and pecan crust and it’s filled with a rich and decadent banana cream custard. Then, it’s topped with coconut whipped cream and homemade caramel sauce. Cool and creamy, this banana cream pie is the ultimate indulgence.
9. Apple Raspberry Ginger Pie
Everyone loves apple pie but this Apple Raspberry Ginger Pie takes it to a whole other level. The combination of apples and raspberries is genius. The taste and aroma of the warm spices like ginger and cinnamon makes this gluten-free pie a treat for all your senses.
10. Apple Dutch Baby
Dutch, Dutch, Baby. This Apple Dutch Baby recipe uses silken tofu to achieve that fluffy, puffy, and oh-so-lovely texture. Sweet, juicy apples really seal the deal on its deliciousness! Additionally, this recipe uses no added oils, which makes it a meal you can feel good about starting your day with.
11. Creamy Raw Chocolate Espresso Pie
Your friends will never believe this Creamy Raw Vegan Espresso Pie is a healthier take on dessert! The crust is made from almonds and dates and the filling is made from soaked cashews, brewed coffee, and espresso beans — it’s a coffee lover’s dream!
12. Vanilla Bean Blueberry Peach Hand Pies
Forget slicing a pie, these Vanilla Bean Blueberry Peach Hand Pies are adorable and handheld! A spelt pastry crust is stuffed with peaches, blueberries, and fragrant vanilla beans. What could possibly be better than a pie you can hold in your hand? Two pies, you know, since you have two hands.
13. No-Bake Snickers Pie
The Snickers Pie recipe of your dreams is here! It’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo, vegan, raw, ooey-gooey, chocolatey, caramel-y, and peanut butter-y. This pie is such a star – it’s super easy to make, and it’s packed with fiber and good fats from the coconut and nuts. This will be the hit of your Pi Day party.
14. Naturally Delicious Key Lime Pie
This raw Naturally Delicious Key Lime Pie is just as decadently rich as its original version. It has the just right amount of sweetness and tanginess. It even has an irresistible melt-in-your-mouth texture. And the coconut-date pie crust! Forget graham crackers, butter, and sugar: this healthy version is the ultimate winner.
15. Frozen Chocolate Mint Pie
When you bite into this Frozen Chocolate Mint Pie, you’ll get the sensation of biting into a giant peppermint patty. Its chocolate cookie crust is topped with a cashew-based filling that has a cool, peppermint flavor. It all gets topped with more chocolate and since this is a no-bake pie, you won’t even break a sweat.
16. No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie
Strawberries and coconut cream are a match made in heaven, and this No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie is just divine. It’s super easy, super healthy, and super delicious. When you make this, you’ll truly understand the beauty of raw desserts; they do not take long to make and they are pretty darn good for you. Sounds like a win-win to us.
17. Coconut Cream Pie with Blackberry Chia Jam
If you like cream pie but want something a little lighter, this Coconut Cream Pie with Blackberry Chia Jam is just the thing. It uses silken tofu for the filling, so you can bet that it’s decadent, but not as rich and filling as other pies. It’s filled with a delicious blackberry chia jam and coconut oil makes the crust light, tender, and flaky.
18. Raspberry Dream Pie
When you taste this Raspberry Dream Pie, you’ll hope no one pinches you and wakes you up from what must be a dream. But no, this is really happening. Fresh raspberries and coconut come together to make the magic that is this pie. It’s so wonderful when dreams come true.
19. Vanilla Cream Cappuccino Pie
The only thing better than a frothy cappuccino is cappuccino made into a pie! This Vanilla Crème Cappuccino Pie has layers of yumminess with a coconut-oat crust and coffee-flavored pudding filling. Don’t be surprised when everyone wants a second slice.
20. Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle
This Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle is simple, easy to make, and totally fuss-free. The pecan-oat crust is filled with a rich, thick tofu-based filling, topped with fresh fruit, and homemade chocolate sauce. It looks fabulous and like you spent all day making it. No one needs to know it took you less than half an hour. We won’t tell.
21. Summer Berry Cashew Cream Pie
When you taste this Summer Berry Cashew Cream Pie, you might be surprised to learn that the only ingredients are fruit and nuts. It’s also fast and easy to make – just blend everything and let it set in the fridge. This pie is refreshing and not too sweet, making it the perfect treat for summer barbecues! Serve it with lots of extra berries and cashew cream.
22. Raw Matcha Coconut Cream Pie
The sweet, nutty flavor of coconut combined with earthy matcha is simply delicious and this Raw Matcha Coconut Cream Pie is simple to make. It has a crumbly raw pie crust filled with a matcha-laced coconut cream and big coconut flakes. It’s like a classic coconut cream pie, but so much better!
23. No-Bake Mississippi Mud Pie
This No-Bake Mississippi Mud Pie has layer after layer of divine yumminess. The hazelnut chocolate layer is creamy and delicious, while the pudding layer is so good, it might disappear during the taste-testing phase of making the pie. Be sure to use a deep pie pan, so you can really stack the layers onto the walnut-based crust.
24. Roasted Apricot Custard Pie
For your next cookout, you have to try this Roasted Apricot Custard Pie. It starts with juicy, caramelized, oven-roasted apricots that cover a simple pie crust. Then, a creamy custard filling made from coconut milk, dates, and cashews is layered on top. This summery pie is a must-make when the weather is warm. It’s also a great excuse to pick up a basket of beautiful apricots!
25. Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie
In this Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie, fresh sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb fill a buttery, gluten-free crust, topped with an oat-and-brown-sugar crumb topping … need we say more? Most of the ingredients are used in all three parts of the recipe, so it’s actually quite simple. You might even say it’s as easy as pie … crumb pie.
National Pi Day gives you an excuse to eat 3.14 pieces of your favorite pie and not feel bad about it. Bet you’re really glad now you paid attention in math class, aren’t you?
Lead image source: Cherry Chocolate Pie