I couldn’t decide which pie to bake for Pi Day, so the only logical decision I could make was to just bake and share both with you on the same day. Since this is a special day of pie feasting after all, why not embrace both options with open arms? I hope you don’t mind. That’s two pies for the price of none! The reason you’re getting two posts today is because I was having a hard time brainstorming different pies to make over the weekend and narrowing down a single choice. Whenever I thought up of a good idea, I just wrote it down. Then when I had a little list of about six or seven, I started wheedling the choices down. I thought about it for a while, crossing off the ones that didn’t quite work, and so I was left with two options. The first was this Strawberry Cream Pie and the second is this sort of crazy insane Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Raisin Pie. Cinnamon roll pie?! What makes this a cinnamon roll pie Jonathan?! Thank you for asking! I take my normal everyday pie crust and then I treat it like a cinnamon roll dough. I roll it, I brush it with butter and I sprinkle the top completely with sugar and cinnamon. Then I roll it and chill it and slice it and press it into a pie plate. Then presto, like magic, we have a cinnamon roll pie crust. Life is good.
I have to be honest with you, this is the first time I’ve ever made or eaten an oatmeal raisin pie. Prior to this post, I actually never even knew such a thing existed. It’s like a chewy oatmeal raisin cookie meets a delicious flaky pie. The two come together to create the ultimate cookie/pie dessert. The perfect treat for Pi Day, if you ask me. I came across this flavor of pie while surfing the net, as the young kids say, and decided to jazz it up a little with rum, because rum and raisins are the best of friends. I also thought it would be the best filling option for this cinnamon roll crust, which is also another internet phenomenon. What a time to be alive.
So if you’re like me and can’t decide what pie to eat today, have no fear. Take a deep breath and just follow my advice. Go for the gold. There is no one stopping you but yourself…so quit listening to yourself and just eat all the pie you can possibly eat. All bets are off today. You have two pies to make, so you better get a move on it. These two might just be my new favorite pies. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite type of pie is! I want to know!