"easy as pie."
who do you suppose made that saying up?
i mean, after all these years,
i FINALLY signed up on FB and it was not easy as pie...
so i do wonder where that saying originated from.
i don't think it was the average person, as pies can be a little tricky to make.
especially the crust part.
and then when you slave over the hot oven to make the pies, and bring them to thanksgiving dinner, and everyone says
"oh no thank you! i couldn't eat another bite!"
well, then the saying "easy as pie" kinda doesn't make dealing with rejection so easy.
so what about you make something where everyone will actually want a piece, even if their button is popping outta their pants after a huge turkey dinner.
you can say this:
man that is tiny!
let's see how to make these.
and these don't even require the usual crust making.
you can use whatever sugar cookie or shortbread recipe you want. but i like shortcuts and the taste of these cookies.
and there is your crust bottom.
wasn't that easy?
now for the filling.
you'll still have some plain dough left over, and you'll see what to do with that in a sec.
now for the pretty lattice, which is the hardest part when it comes to making these but it's actually still easy.
you made a cherry pie.
and we still have dough left over so let's make another kind of pie.
i colored a very small amount of dough white (like 2 tbsp or so).
hey now you have cherry and pumpkin pies!
so just bake as directed on the package and...
there's more where that came from.
watch out for popping buttons!
now wasn't that "easy as pie?"