Time to Celebrate Pi with Pie!

Submitted by ameyer on March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day! Pi Day, March 14 (3/14), is a day set aside to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi). Since 3.14 are the first three digits of pi it seems only right that they should be celebrated on the same day. There isn’t much to celebrating Pi Day, all you really need to do is bake up one tasty pie and share it with friends (mathematical themed t-shirts are always a plus!)! Since we are just past the holidays there is a good chance that everyone is pretty over the standard pie flavors; pecan, cherry, and apple. This of course means that it is a perfect time to try some Sweet Macadamia Pie.

We have the pleasure of working with a great company called Royal Hawaiian that has a whole line of delicious healthy macadamia nut snacks. The company is now offering an unsalted nut to its line, which is perfect for baking.


Sweat Macadamia Pie by Sasha Martin of Global Table Adventure

* Use organic, non-GMO ingredients whenever possible.


  • 1 recipe pie dough
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 ¾ cups macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (Royal Hawaiian Orchard’s are yummy!)
  • 3 eggs (organic, pasture-raised)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milks

For garnish:

  • 1 cup fresh whipped cream
  • a few tablespoons coconut milk (fold in until you like the flavor)


Preheat oven to 375°. While it heaps up, coarsely chop the macadamia nuts. We recommend Royal Hawaiian Orchards macadamia nuts.

Next, fit the prepared, chilled, and rolled out pie dough into a large tart or pie pan. A 9x9 square pan would work. Although, if you want it to be an official pie then go with a round pan. Lightly dust the pie dough with a snowfall of shredded coconut.

With your fingers, gently spread the coconut evenly across the tart base, then whisk together the remaining ingredients – honey, melted butter, coconut milk, brown sugar, and eggs. Fold in the mountain of macadamia nuts.

Pour the thick filling into the prepared tart pan and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325° and cook for another 25-35 minutes.

The pie will emerge all puffed up. Have no dear! It will flatten once cooled completely. If you need an activity for while you wait try and recite as many numbers of pi as you can. For the finishing touch whip heavy cream with a bit of coconut milk, right before serving.

Best served immediately after cooling with a nice big dollop of whip cream.

Happy Pi Day!


This post is sponsored by Royal Hawaiian Orchards. Thank you for supporting the brands that support us. GMO Inside is a non-profit campaign and we are thankful for the brands that support our work to change the food system.

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