Happy Pi Day! For those who may not know, Pi Day (3/14) celebrates the mathematical constant of pi. Coincidentally, it’s also Albert Einstien’s birthday.
Pi Day is kind of a big deal for me. I grew up in Princeton, NJ, where Einstein resided and worked for many years. Needless to say, our town took the holiday pretty seriously. One of my fondest memories of Pi Day is of my father dressing up as Einstein himself and *almost* winning a look-a-like contest at our public library. Many classroom parties and pie-centric events were enjoyed over the years, and I’ve carried my love for the holiday into my adult life.
That’s why today’s post features this super easy three-ingredient pie crust recipe, which is perfect for celebrating Pi Day (or any day, for that matter). It’s my go-to crust recipe for simple pies that only need a bottom, and I think it’ll be yours too once you give it a go. Try it out this weekend (or just make it on a weeknight—it’s simple enough to do so).
Easy 3 Ingredient Pie Crust
- 1 stick butter (melted)
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine melted butter, flour and sugar in a pie pan. Use a fork to stir together.
Brush hands with flour, then use your hands to pat the mixture down into the pan to create the crust.
Next, use your fork to pierce across the bottom of the dough.
Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.