Pi, Greek letter (), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…And what better way to celebrate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter than with a pie! This is the kind of pie I can relate to! Specifically an avocado pie:) (Perfect choice for sticking with the March green theme!)
Have you ever had an avocado pie? Very simple to make, and very good to eat! Did you know that California produces 90% of the nation's avocado crop?(Lucky us!) When I was a child I was a very picky eater and missed out on many a delicious guacamole dip(among other things), because I was too particular to even try it! It was green?!? :)
The first time I tried an avocado pie was over 20 years ago when my sister, Laura, made one. Laura was fortunate to have a huge avocado tree right in her backyard, and I was fortunate because I lived nearby:) I can't tell you how many times I tromped over to her house and walked out with a big bag full of beautiful avocados(and lemons too)! They grow year round! YUM!
1 graham cracker pie crust (recipe below)
1 ripe avocado, mashed well
1/4 cup lemon juice(I used lime)
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Mix avocado, juice and sweetened condensed milk together until well combined. Pour into prepared/baked graham cracker pie crust. Chill for at least an hour. Serve plain, or top with sour cream or whipped cream. It's akin to a key lime pie:)
Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, crushed
1/3 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix together well and press evenly into a 9" pie pan. Bake for 7 minutes at 375 degrees.
The Avocado is delicious, nutritious and very versatile. For more info. about avocados click here.