Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day! 3.14

Things are looking serious now but one way to bring a little fun and lightness to your household is to embrace Pi Day. Celebrate it by making a pie or picking out a yummy one at a local business. This is a good opportunity to support our local businesses. Who can resist a good Verrill Farm pie?

Here is one of our favorite apple pie recipes from “Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie”:

(Since the recipe doesn’t call for Purell or toilet paper, you should be able to find the ingredients at local grocery store.)


1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

½ cup unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¼ cup water

½ cup white sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced

Step 1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

Step 2
Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.

Step 3
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

You won’t believe how delicious this pie is – it really is a winner.

Next step for celebrating Pi Day is to challenge your family members to remember the first 100 digits of Pi.

Start with first 20 decimal places:

3 . 1 4 1 5 9 2 6 5 3 5 8 9 7 9 3 2 3 8 4 6

Then download The Pi Song on Spotify or search on youtube. Before you know it, your family will be reciting up to 100 decimal places of Pi. What a way to impress the teachers when they eventually head back to school. Bonus – all of the adults will have the song stuck in their head for years and will be able to recite years down the road, when we look back at this time.

Extra Challenge: A Concord boy and friend/neighbor of ours memorized 465 digits in 6th grade so see if you can beat his record!

So, have a slice of some Pi Fun today – we could all use the laughs and a delicious treat.