If you're a lover of math, or simply the smartest in your group of friends, then you've certainly been celebrating Pi Day, which is today! Marvel is getting in on the fun with a cool new recipe for an Ultron-inspired cherry pie. Now you can have something to share while you're waiting in line for Avengers: Age of Ultron on opening day! The instructions are fairly simply, and included here along with what your pie should look like once you pull Ultron out of the oven. (Don't worry, it may take you a couple of tries...)
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world. Pi (Greek letter "π") is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi's infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. But first, there must be pie!
(makes 1 9-inch pie)
Photos & Recipe by Jenn Fujikawa (@justjenn)
Tools + Ingredients You'll Need:
1 9-inch pie plate
1 egg white
2 cans cherry pie filling
1 clean x-acto knife
Pie Crust Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
4 - 6 tablespoons ice water
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut in the cold butter until crumbly. Add the water by the tablespoon until the dough comes together.
Divide the dough into two. Roll out one half of the dough onto a floured surface, large enough to cover the pie plate. Lift the dough circle over the plate and lightly press into the bottom.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Brush the piecrust with egg white and pour in the two cans of pie filling.
Roll out the second half of the pie dough onto a floured surface. With the clean x-acto knife, cut out Ultron's face.
Lay the face over the cherry pie filling and brush with egg white.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Let cool.
With the remaining dough scraps, cut out the two side pieces. Place on a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment and brush with egg white. Bake for 5 minutes or until just browned, and let cool on a wire rack.
Once the pie is cool, wedge the two pieces next to the side of the head to serve.