Adventure with Link Apple Pie


Happy Pi Day!

Pi as in 3.141592. That’s as far as I memorized it to at least since learning about it in grade school as a child. It’s a number that is known to be infinite and no matter the size of the circle, the ratio will always be pi.

To celebrate, here is a Legend of Zelda-themed pie for you!

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was the sequel to the original 1986 The Legend of Zelda Nintendo video game. I used Link for inspiration in this one, shaping cutouts of him in his warrior ensemble.

I used apples for this recipe, but you can use any combination of fruit.

In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, apples can be found all over Hyrule and are great for restoring energy.

I hope you enjoy!


The Adventure of Link Apple Pie | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 1 pie
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Pi, written as the Greek letter for p, or π, the perfect ratio.

Happy Pi Day! I hope you enjoy this fruit pie!


The Adventure of Link Apple Pie

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, plus 1 tablespoon set aside for crust assembly
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ice water (plus 2 tablespoons if needed)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg white for brushing over top)
  • 4 cups of chopped apples
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon set aside for crust decoration
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons flour

The Adventure of Link Apple Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees (218 C).
  2. Mix flour, salt, and butter together using pastry blender or fork.
  3. Add apple cider vinegar, water, and egg and gently fold (do not knead), roll into ball, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. In the meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and flour.
  5. Preheat oven to 400F degrees (218 C).
  6. Dough will be soft, but refrigerating for 30-60 minutes will help with better handling and shaping. Roll each half of dough between two squares of wax paper.
  7. Place one rolled dough crust in round pan, poke holes with knife or fork.
  8. Pour in apple filling, dot with 1 tablespoon butter.
  9. Then lay remaining half of dough over top in desired fashion such as a lattice Zelda character pattern, ensuring slits for venting if leaving whole and that edges are sealed by pressing or fluting.
  10. Glaze 1 egg white on top of crust, add a toss of sugar for pretty.
  11. Cover pie edges with 2-3 inch strips of aluminum foil, removing foil at the last 15 minutes of baking.
  12. Bake 8-inch and 9-inch pies for about 35-45 minutes, 10-inch for about 40-50 minutes.
  13. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.

How are you celebrating Pi Day?

<span class="uppercase">Hello, I'm Erica </span>
Hello, I’m Erica

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