Not that you need a reason to get creative in the kitchen, but Pi Day seems as good an excuse as any. March 14th is a favorite holiday of mathematicians — and gives everyone else a reason to chow down on treats centered around, well, pie. In honor of 3.14, here are some pie-inspired dessert recipes that we’re irrationally excited to make.
Strawberry Pie Cake (pictured above)
Have your cake and eat pie too. This mashup looks like a standard strawberry pie until you cut the first slice and spy vanilla cake underneath a layer of strawberry filling.
Part lollipop, part apple pie — these pops are the perfect on-the-go sweet. A pinch of sea salt makes them a bit more sophisticated for an office party, but feel free to skip it if you’re bringing them into the classroom.
Turn this Thanksgiving classic into a chewy bar cookie. Grab a bar from the center of the pan if you’re a pie-filling fan.
Appease pumpkin spice lovers all year long with these adorable sugar cookies — minimal decorating skills required.
You can practice your lattice skills when you make the garnish for these pie-inspired cupcakes. Come November, you’ll be ready for the real thing.