Pi Day 2013

It’s been more than a week since Pi Day (March 14), but rest assured there was pie for my favorite geek to bring to his department’s celebration. According to him, his pie was the first to be finished off…something of a disappointment to his son and myself, as we secretly hoped for leftovers.

Maybe that’s why it took me so long to get around to sharing. We had to mourn the pie we never got to eat. Yeah, that’s it.

Now that we’ve gone through the various stages of culinary grief, let’s sink our teeth into the recipe he chose to share with his colleagues:

Twix Cheesecake Pie

Recipe courtesy of Recipe Girl.

Recipe courtesy of Recipe Girl.

This pie doesn’t even pretend to offer some perceived health benefit of fruit or whole grains. There’s no pretense of nutrition. It is a slice of unapologetically rich, decadent, molar-clinging speech-impeding decadence.

You know you want the recipe. Here it is:

CRUST:
20 Oreo cookies (with creme filling)
3 Tablespoons melted butter

FILLING:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
16 chopped Twix “Fun Size” Candy Bars (2 cups total – this was good to know, when I could only find a bag of Minis at the grocery store)

TOPPING:
chocolate syrup
caramel syrup
6 chopped Twix “Fun Size” Candy Bars

TO MAKE:

1. Prepare the crust: Crush Oreos (either in a plastic bag or in a food processor) and mix with melted butter. Use your fingers to press into a 9-inch pie dish; place into the freezer for about 30 minutes, or until firm.

2. Prepare the filling: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. With an electric mixer in a large bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar and eggs until mixture is smooth. Stir in chopped Twix bars. Pour into frozen pie crust. Bake until set, 35 to 45 minutes; let cool.

3. When pie is completely cooled, drizzle with chocolate and caramel syrup and garnish with more chopped Twix bars. Chill until firm.

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