If my husband reads this post on apple pie sticks for Pi Day, he’ll make fun of me for bragging about my math prowess. But I was really, really good in math. In high school, I didn’t just take AP Calculus, which is hard math. I took AP Calculus BC, which is super hard math. I even understand my daughter’s 2nd grade Common Core math. Which means I appreciate Pi. And I appreciate Pie Day, which is 3-14 of course.
I’m calling these “apple” pies because I filled my pie sticks with apple butter. So it’s apple-y without the hassle. You can use any filling you like: Pumpkin butter, almond butter, pie filling, jam, Nutella, whatever.
how to make pie sticks
you will need:*
1 package refrigerated pie crusts
filling of choice
1 egg, beaten
cinnamon sugar mixture
*For filling, I used apple butter. You could use jam or Nutella or anything comparable. For the cinnamon sugar mixture, a good ratio is 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. You won’t need all of it for these.
What to do: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. Unroll a pie crust. Use a pizza cutter to cut out 3 lines across and 1 down to make 8 “rectangles.” I know these rectangles have rounded edges, and if it was 20 years ago, I’d have described them using integrals and functions, but I forget all that math I learned. So let’s call them rectangles.
Place 1 teaspoon of your filling along the center of a rectangle. Brush the edges of the crust with the egg and roll the pie into a stick. Press the edges to seal.
Brush the sticks with the egg and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top generously.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Yields: Each pie crust makes 8 sticks.
Happy Pi Day!