It's Pi day and what better way to celebrate than with a whole assortment of pies!
I remember every year in high school there was always a Pi day celebration and one of the events was to see who could memorize Pi the farthest. I never participated but I was always amazed at how far some people got.
Are you surprised that I'm posting a savory pie today? I kind of am. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make and I just couldn't think of a sweet pie that I was really craving. Which is also odd. I have been craving chicken pot pie for awhile now though so it kept coming back to me. I had a recipe that I loved that I made a whole bunch a year or so ago but I haven't been able to find it lately. I gave up on finding it so I went exploring the internet for something new. I found this one on Bon Appetit and I thought it would serve as a good base and I liked how it was a bit different than usual.
Of course I had to add bacon though. And then cook the chicken thighs in the fat. Anything that starts with that can only get better right?
I loved the addition of butternut squash and kale instead of the traditional carrots and celery. The kids actually loved it too. It's the perfect dinner as winter is winding down here and we're looking forward to the days when those veggies are coming from our own backyard garden.
Because you probably wanted some sweet pies too, here are some of my favorites from the past few years:
Banana Cream Pie with Salted Caramel
Lime and Blackberry Italian Meringue
The whole Virtual Potluck team is celebrating Pi(e) day too! Check out our Facebook page to see a whole collection of Pie's to help you celebrate.
Savory Tomato Pie by 30AEATS
Crustless Crab & Asparagus Quiche by Diabetic Foodie
CatBoy Plum Jam Crostata by Cookistry
Mini-Lemon Pies by Miss in the Kitchen
Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust by Farmgirl Gourmet
Carrot Jalapeño Cheese Pie by Cooking with Books
Lemon Cheese Danish Pie by Food Hunter's Guide
Pi Day Virtual Potluck Giveaway
Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon and Butternut Squash
Adapted from Bon Appetit
4 slices bacon
4 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
1 cup frozen white pearl onions, thawed
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1 small bunch kale, center ribs and stems removed, leaves chopped
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 small butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 large egg