As if you really needed an excuse to make pie, March 14 is Pi Day. As such, we’ve gathered 3.14 of our favorite pie recipes . . . kidding! Here are a dozen — six sweet, six savory — that have precisely and mathematically been chosen from our Recipe Finder to guarantee delicious results.


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You-Got-Peanut-Butter-in-My-Chocolate Tart. Peanut butter and chocolate are never out of season.

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Dorie Greenspan’s Blueberry Pie. We love this recipe’s crust technique: After a quick buzz in the food processor, it’s immediately rolled between sheets of parchment or wax paper before being chilled.

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Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie. The one of 2015 viral YouTube video fame.

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Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie. The crust is a keeper; it might seem soft at first, but after the pie’s overnight refrigeration, it firms up nicely.

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That Cream Cheese Cool Whip Pie. A no-bake, festive retro treat.

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Shaker Lemon Pie. Sweet, sour and slightly bitter, this one uses whole lemons.


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Braised Tuna Pastilla. A kosher take on the classic Moroccan phyllo pie.

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Curry Onion Tart. This eggy dish has flavors of Southern India.

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Mushroom Popover Pie, above left. A cross between clafoutis and popover.

Spinach and Walnut Tarts, above right. Crispy, lightly spiced and perfect for a first course or party snack.

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Roasted Potato Phyllo Pies. From Washington’s own Kapnos restaurant.

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Pizza Genovese. Pi, multiplied: This pizza’s topped with rounds of sliced red potatoes.