Pi pie

Despite 23 years of real-world (and kitchen) experience, I admit that I just recently looked up what Crisco actually is. I’ve long suspected that it was something I couldn’t eat, made from animal souls or something of that nature. But apparently this is not only a vegan but also a kosher product. Quelle suprise!

These pictures come from Tasmia out at McGill in Montreal, who baked a vegan pie for her household (incl a vegan roomate) back on March 14 (3.14)—Pi day! And what better type of pie to make than a Pi Pie.

Truly artistic and imaginative… far beyond anything I could ever put together (although I long to jump on the VCTOTW bandwagon and paint pretty cupcakes). The recipes come from Crisco itself and can be found here (crust) and here (filling).  Thanks Tasmia for the pics, and for uniting math and food!



4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Romina said,

    I wouldn’t touch Crisco with a 10 foot pole. Even though they advertise it’s lower in trans fats, we shouldn’t be consuming any trans fats whatsoever.

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    Maureen said,

    Actually I think it has zero trans fat now. But that’s according to Wikipedia, which I usually optimistically believe. Other nuggets of info from Wikipedia: Crisco can be used as both a hair grease and a sexual lubricant. Ewwwwwwwww…..

  3. 3

    Jon said,

    Double ewwwwwwwww…….and I have to say it, but how appropriate that the post focusses on pie……sadly, I don’t think it’s apple :(

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    tasmia said,

    hee hee thanks for posting maureen!

    this one goes under, “vegan, but definitely not good for you.” truth to tell the crisco crust was not very pleasant — it was too greasy and soft, and i would only use it again in an absolute pinch. but pi day *was* an absolute pinch – i’d almost forgotten about it and went for the most straightforward recipe i could find.

    this recipe only took about half a block of the stuff — my roommate eventually used the other half for a delicious icing recipe from VCTOTW, which was much much more worth the fat and ick ;p

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