Did you know that today is National Pi Day? A whole day dedicated to celebrating the mathematical phenomenon of π (pi). This distinct mathematical constant, discovered over 4,000 years ago, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. And, while we could spend the day setting a record reciting the digits of pi (3.141592653589793238462….), we know you didn’t come to a chocolate blog to learn about the never-ending number.
Instead we would like discuss the most delicious way to celebrate National Pi Day – with pie! Why pie? Apart from being a homonym to Pi, pies’ circular shape references the ratio for which π represents, and of-course the delectable filling options are never-ending. To honor this momentous day, our chocolate recipe experts took a break from crafting our new organic chocolate bar flavors, to develop a scrumptious chocolate cream pie recipe. So, whether you choose to have a pie pot luck at work, a baking contest with friends, or simply want to celebrate with the family, this irresistibly rich and delicious pie is sure to be a hit.
Be sure to check out the recipe video, view the full recipe and explore our expert tips on how to make the best chocolate cream pie below. Enjoy!
National Pi Day: Tips for creating the best Chocolate Cream Pie
Tip 1: Quality pie starts with quality ingredients.
Delicious desserts begin with using only the best ingredients, like organic, fair trade certified chocolate, and fresh, local milk.
Tip 2: Picking the right chocolate.
For a richer, dark chocolate flavor try making your chocolate cream pie using an extra-dark chocolate like this organic 72% dark chocolate bar.
Tip 3: Top it with homemade whipped cream.
Homemade whipped cream tastes significantly better than anything you can buy at the store and is surprisingly easy to make.
Tip 4: Decorated to perfection.
The finishing touches make a world of difference when it comes to creating an awe-inspiring dessert. Use a vegetable peeler to create beautiful chocolate curls to adorn your pie.
Tip 5: Make this pie ahead of time.
Hosting a party? This chocolate cream pie is sure to wow your guests. Best of all, it can be made the day before and kept in the fridge until serving time. Pro tip: For best results, do not top with whipped cream until you are ready to serve.