A St. Patrick/Pi Day Mash Up Party!

Posted March 14, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Holidays, Pop Culture Corner / 0 Comments


Happy Pi Day, folks! March 14th (3/14) is here, and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. I wanted to throw a party, but I was seriously torn as to which holiday to celebrate. Then the Mister said, in his eternal wisdom, “Why not both?”

So both is what we’re doing. 🙂

I made four Irish-themed pies and invited a bunch of friends over to help me eat them. I stretched the definition of pie a little bit to include pasties (which are basically hand pies) and mini tarts. Truth be told, there’s only one truly conventional pie in the bunch, but all four are thoroughly delicious. I’ve included recipe links below if you want to whip up some Irish pi day magic of your own. Éire go Brách!


Pot Roast Pasties

Look familiar? These are the Panther’s Pasties from our very first menu!


Potato Leek Tartlets

These tartlets my new variation on Mrs. Cratchit’s Duchess Potatoes from our Christmas Carol menu. The instructions are pretty simple:
1. Bake some puff pastry cups. While they bake, prepare the mashed potatoes as listed in the original duchess potato recipe.
2. Add 3/4 cup finely chopped leeks and 1 tbsp fresh parsley (also finely chopped) to the potato mix before piping.
3. Lightly grease a foil-lined baking sheet. Pipe the potato mix into 1″ wide swirls onto the baking sheet (about twice the size of a Hershey kiss).
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400° or until the tops begin to lightly brown.
5. Top the pastry cups with the duchess potatoes, and you’re done!


Oatmeal Irish Creme Pies

Bake your favorite oatmeal cookies and allow them to cool (I was baking for a crowd, so to save time I used the same cookie mix from our Super Bowl recipe). Mix the creme filling from this recipe and stir 1 1/2 tbsp Baileys into the mix. Add a generous dollop of creme filling to the center of half your cookies, then place the remaining cookies on top.


Grasshopper Pie

A St. Patrick’s Day classic! You can find the recipe here.

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