Pi Day: Since 1988, an infinite excuse to eat dessert

No-bake peanut butter pie by Mama Steph

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On March 14 for the last 31 years, math and food have come together for one special holiday: Pi Day.

Fans of the mathematical constant 3.14 and fans of eating pie are united by the homophonous holiday created by a man named Larry Shaw, a physicist and educator who suggested the “holiday” when he worked at the San Francisco Exploratorium, a museum that features both feats of art and science. According to this article, staff and public who were in the Exploratorium for the first Pi Day marched around one of its circular spaces, then ate lots of delicious fruit pies.

Count us in.

Lemon ice cream pie

Here are some of our favorite pie recipes that you can enjoy to celebrate this holiday. Any excuse will do to have dessert - even math.

Fresh strawberry pie by Mama Steph
Southwestern Beef and Sweet Potato Pie by Texas Beef Council

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