3.141592… Pi Day, The Never Ending Number Plus It’s History!
The value of the Pi was first calculated by Mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse. It was later accepted by the scientific community when Leonhard Euler used the symbol of Pi in 1737. The first Pi Day was celebrated in 1988 by American physicist Larry Shaw. Pi day is a special day for those who love mathematics and want to honor Albert Einstein. March 14 every year is celebrated as Pi Day to commemorate mathematical constant Pi. It is also the birthday of Einstein, one of the greatest physicists of all time. As part of the celebrations, people also eat pie on this day or participate in competitions. So here is a pie recipe for you!
No-Bake Apple Pie
1 ½ cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons salted butter melted
1 (8 oz) block cream cheese softened
½ cup (+ 3 tablespoons) granulated sugar, divided use
2 cups heavy whipping cream (1 pint)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (21 oz) can apple pie filling
In a medium bowl, combine melted butter with graham cracker crumbs.
Set aside 2 tablespoons of the crumbs (for the topping.)
Spread the rest of the crumbs into a 9 x 9 baking dish.
Push down to make a flat layer.
Next, combine softened cream cheese with ½ cup sugar with an electric mixer. Set this bowl aside.
In a separate bowl (to make the whipped cream), combine the heavy whipping cream, 3 tablespoons of sugar and vanilla extract. (You can skip these two steps if you are using COOL WHIP.)
Using a stand or electric mixer, whip it until stiff peaks form.
Combine the cream cheese mixture with the whipped cream, by hand, until combined well.
Spread half of the cream cheese/whipped cream mixture evenly over crust.
Open can of apple pie filling. Take a knife and slice apples inside the can. Go back and forth in a slicing motion to create smaller chunks of apples.
Evenly spread the apple pie filling over the whipped cream layer.
Finally, top with the remaining cream cheese/whipped cream mixture. Spread evenly.
Top with reserved graham cracker crumbs.
Refrigerate for a couple hours (or overnight) before slicing and serving.
You can substitute the heavy whipping cream, 3 tablespoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract with one (8 oz.) tub of COOL WHIP, thawed.
For a kicked-up cinnamon flavor – add about a teaspoon of cinnamon to the graham cracker crumbs. Alternatively, if you want to purchase graham crackers that are already crushed – just add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the mixture.
Leftovers should be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This can also be frozen if stored properly in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
Most any fruit pie filling flavor can be used here.