Did you know that tomorrow is Pi Day?
For those of you who are not fully dialed into the geek world, Pi Day is an annual celebration of the never-ending number, π. This special occasion falls on March 14 each year, because this date represents the first 3 digits of π (3.14). In celebration of Pi Day this year, I’ve prepared a tasty Rye Pecan Pie. Sweet and smokey with just a hint of spice, this Rye Pecan Pie is to. die. for. Let me explain.
First, this is a deep dish pie. That means each slice has almost double the amount of crust and filling compared to a regular slice of pecan pie. And as we all know, more is better. Second, the filling is spiked with several tablespoons of rye whisky. This alcoholic addition balances out the cloying sweetness typically associated with pecan pies. Finally, beneath that beautiful array of pecan halves lies a thin layer of finely chopped pecans. This delicious duo of pecans provides a wonderful contrast in both texture and flavor.
So today I’m letting my geeky side (I studied Math and Economics in college. Whaaat?) fly free, wishing that, like π, this Rye Pecan Pie was never-ending. Continue reading for the recipe.