Desserts Holidays

A Chocolate Pi Day

This post is sponsored by Because obviously if someone is going to pay me to talk about chocolate and pie? I’m not going to say no. I will also not say no if you want to come over to my house with some chocolate and/or pie. You don’t even have to pay me. 

Bart and I have some slight tension about chocolate.

I know. Of all the things . . .

I love chocolate. I really love chocolate. But Bart thinks ALL desserts should have chocolate. A dessert without chocolate is a total waste in his eyes (the one solitary exception is lemon bars).

And I think every now and then, it’s kind of a nice change of pace to have a non-chocolate dessert. You know, maybe once every six months or so (let’s not go crazy, here). But Bart does not agree.

Which means that pies are always tricky – I think a fruit pie is usually best (still remembering with fondness this cranberry-blueberry pie I made a couple of years ago), and he thinks a chocolate pie (preferably chocolate mint) is the only way to go.

We’re planning another Pi Day party this year (I’m not sure we can top the 9 pies we had in 2012, let alone the 13 we did last year), so it’s time to start sifting through recipes to find the right pie.

I put together a little collection of chocolate pies on Foodie and I’m super intrigued by the blueberry pie with a chocolate-ginger crust (guaranteed Bart will not be interested in that one), and I ALWAYS like chocolate and raspberry (I do not like that raspberries always cost $1 million plus your second-born child).

But I have to admit that I’m most tempted by this Chocolate, Cream, and Salted Caramel pie. Sometimes my love of fruit is trumped my all-consuming (and admittedly terribly trendy) love of salted caramel.

The good news about a Pi Day party is there’s no reason to be stuck with only a single pie. There will be plenty of pie flavors for everyone.

(Also, can we just agree that pie without ice cream is almost never a good idea? Always à la mode. They can put that on my tombstone).

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  • Reply Ashley February 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I'm kinda with Bart on this one. I've actually had the thought, while looking at a lemon cake, why is this even an option? 🙂

    PS>…Pi Day is Charlie's birthday so it's a double(y) great day!

  • Reply Rachel at Maybe Matilda February 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    (dramatic sigh) Jeff is the same way…all chocolate, all the time. Our pi day pie last year was coconut cream (not chocolate, but not fruit either, so he was like halfway to happy), and the year before was fudge and peanut butter pie. That grasshopper pie looks delicious!

  • Reply Shelly February 26, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I agree with your husband on this one, but I take it even further than dessert. Any candy that is not chocolate is also a waste.

  • Reply Rebecca Lately February 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Yes, always a la mode! I am not a huge pie lover, but with ice cream? Yes!!

  • Reply Paige Flamm February 26, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    MMM Pi day, that sounds like a holiday I should really be celebrating more often! These chocolate pies look AMAZING!


  • Reply Meg C February 26, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    We celebrate Pi day too- it's usually the only non-birthday party we throw in the year! Thank you, physics-major husband.

    Your suggestions look great! I will have to send you a few other pies we've made and loved.

  • Reply Bookmark Dragon February 26, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    All this talk of pie has me seriously considering making 15 pies this afternoon, as a warm up to pi day itself. Thanks for the delicious post!

  • Reply Kimberly February 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I'm with Bart. Josh, on the other hand, prefers other things. He protests when I tell people he doesn't like chocolate, but he never requests chocolate things. Our pies of choice around here are banana, chocolate cheesecake (or any cheesecake, really, but since I'm the only one to eat the chocolate pie or the cheesecake, I've just started combining them), pecan, and the occasional key lime. Can't wait to see what you guys pick!

  • Reply becomingbrown February 27, 2014 at 4:23 am

    OMG! Pi day party!? I am so going to throw one of those now.

  • Reply Elisabeth @ Bella February 27, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I'm a firm believer that it is only dessert if it involves chocolate. But we can still be friends 🙂 Some of those pies look to die for!

  • Reply april March 1, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Apparently I've gotten old, because my favorite pies are the ones that just aren't TOO sweet. so usually not chocolate. I want to try some sort of blood orange key lime pie. That sounds divine.

  • Reply Feisty Harriet March 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I like chocolate, but I'm all for non-chocolatey desserts. And Pi day? We have a big bash, dozens of pies and pie-like things will be convening in a rented space (told you, BIG bash!) for delicious goodness!


  • Reply Katie March 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Question…how do you host a big party like this with your little ones? early evening so they can be awake? Later after they're in bed? Do you try to put them down with a house full of people? Do you just let them stay up late?

    I'm still trying to get the hang of entertaining with babe in tow…not as easy as I had originally thought…

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