Happy Pi(e) Day!
So, I was about to say that Pi Day was my favorite nerdy holiday, but then I remembered Star Wars Day (May 4th) AND I just recently found out that my birthday is on Mario Day! (March 10 = MAR10) Woot! I’m totally making myself a Mario Cake next year!
Anyway, I had to revise to say that Pi Day is my favorite nerdy math holiday! (there’s also Mole Day on October 23nd)
And while I would love to make pie on Pi day every year, I almost never do, since Pi Day shows up right on the heels of my birthday AND Hub’s birthday (his is just a few days before mine), so there’s usually still an abundance of desserts happening in my house.
So I typically make a savory iteration of pie instead. I’ll often make Shepard’s Pie or Chicken Pot Pie or Mini Pot Pies!
This year, I decided to really think outside the box and make mini beef stew pot pies with puff pastry topping (remember way back in August when I shared that Homemade Puff Pastry for Julia Child’s Birthday?!)
Umm..Yum! Plus it’s a Guinness beef stew, so it also ties in some St. Patrick’s Day fun as well!
Pi Day Pie Recipes
- Beef Stew Pot Pie with Homemade Puff Pastry Topping by Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Brownie Mint Pie by Family Around The Table
- Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Chocolate Mint Pie by Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart by The Redhead Baker
- Chocolate Velvet Pie with Meringue Crust by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cinnamon Streusel Topped Carrot Pie by Cooking With Carlee
- Coconut Chess Pie by The Spiffy Cookie
- Crazy Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie by Jonesin' For Taste
- Easy Buttermilk Pie Recipe by West Via Midwest
- Easy Lemon Pie by Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
- Lamb, Basmati Rice, and Grape Leaf Pi(e) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Mini Lemon Meringue Pies by Cookaholic Wife
- Mixed Berry Mini Pies by Bear & Bug Eats
- Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie by Everyday Eileen
- Shamrock Shake Pie by Kate's Recipe Box
- Smoked Salmon and Herb Pie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Strawberry Lemonade Pie by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Strawberry Pie by Palatable Pastime
- Torta Pascualina (Spinach Ricotta Pie) by Caroline's Cooking
- Upside Down Apple Pie by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Guinness Beef Stew Pot Pies
Adapted from Home is Where the Boat Is
2 lb stew meat
2 tbsp butter
1 onion, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
8 oz mushrooms, diced
1 large tomato, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt & pepper
Dash of turmeric
1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
1 large handful fresh basil, chopped
1 small handful fresh thyme, stems removed
1 (12 oz) bottle Guinness
1 quart beef broth
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
4 carrots, diced
1 zucchini, diced
1 cup peas
1 batch homemade puff pastry
Place the butter in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef, working in batches, if necessary, and brown on all sides. Set beef aside.
Deglaze the pan with a splash of Guinness and add onions, celery, and mushrooms. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato, herbs, and spices, remaining Guinness, broth, and worchestershire. Simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in the carrots, zucchini, and peas. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Cut out puff pastry rounds ½-inch larger than 1-cup crocks.
Divide the stew between the crocks. Cover each crock with a puff pastry round, pressing the edges around the crocks to seal.
Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the individual pot pies on the foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes.
Allow the pot pies to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
Beef Stew Pot Pie with Homemade Puff Pastry Topping
Beef Stew Pot Pie with Homemade Puff Pastry Topping #piday #pieday #stpatricksday
- 2 pounds stew meat
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 1, diced onion
- 8 ounces, diced mushrooms
- 1 tomato
- 3, minced garlic cloves
- to taste salt & pepper
- dash tumeric
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 bunch basil
- 1 bunch thyme
- 12 ounces Guinness Beer
- 1 quart beef broth
- 1 quart beef broth
- 12 ounces guinness beer
- 1 tablesoon wirchestershire sauce
- 4diced carrots
- 1 diced zuchhini
- 1 cup peas
- 1 homemade puff pastry
Place the butter in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef, working in batches, if necessary, and brown on all sides. Set beef aside. Place the butter in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef, working in batches, if necessary, and brown on all sides. Set beef aside. Cut out puff pastry rounds ½-inch larger than 1-cup crocks. Divide the stew between the crocks. Cover each crock with a puff pastry round, pressing the edges around the crocks to seal. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the individual pot pies on the foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes. Allow the pot pies to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings
This pie would be perfect for dinner tonight! Comforting, warming and delicious!!ReplyDelete
Your pastry looks fantastic! And the pie sounds tasty and hearty.ReplyDelete
Your homemade puff pastry is so impressive Amy.ReplyDelete
This has my name all over it! I LOVE having a savory pie! I cant wait to try it!ReplyDelete
Definitely need to try my hand at your homemade puff pastry, Amy! Thanks for sharing and, of course, anything with Guinness is awesome, too. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Homemade puff pastry even?! And it looks amazing with all those layers. I could definitely go for one of those pot pies too ;-)ReplyDelete
These are darling and sound amazing!ReplyDelete
I love beef and guinness together. It makes great flavor! Love your recipe! Will be perfect for Saint Patrick's DayReplyDelete
Love savory pies, especially pot pies! It's been far too long since I've had one and this looks great and what I'll need when it snows tomorrow even though it's supposed to be spring now.ReplyDelete