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Happy Pi Day, everyone! Today some Asian countries also celebrate White Valentine’s Day, so I want to take this opportunity to share the recipe of the pie pops I made for Mr. this Valentine’s Day. The filling is fig preserves with Nutella. I really like the combination of fig and hazelnut and chocolate, and the flavours turned out very well. Just have to watch the ratio of fig preserves to Nutella – fig flavour is a bit on the subtle side so Nutella could be overpowering if there’s too much of it.

Nutella & Fig Jam Pie Pops

Pie Crust Recipe

  • Make one portion of my simple pie crust recipe
  • You can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for 30 minutes or more. Just make sure to let it rest in room temperature for a bit so it’s soft enough to roll. Otherwise, the pie dough would be too cold to roll and the dough will crack.

Fig & Nutella Pie Pop Recipe

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Happy Pi Day! Nerdy, I know. March 14 (or 3/14 to illustrate the point) is the annual celebration of pi, since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π.

For this special occasion, I would like to share this simple pie crust recipe that will go well with just any pie filling you can think of. This recipe has worked really well for me, including this apple pie I’ve made for one of Mr.‘s birthday.

Birthday Apple Pie

Birthday Apple Pie

Basic Pie Dough

This recipe makes two 9″ pie crust. Cut this in half if you are making a single-crust pie. You don’t need to pre-bake this crust.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons ice water

Preparation

  1. Sift together flour and salt.
  2. Cut half of the butter into the flour mixture, working it in lightly with the tips of your fingers until it has the consistency of cornmeal.
  3. Cut the remaining half into the dough until it is pea-sized. (more…)

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