(as) Easy as Pie (Idiom)
Meaning : A task or job that is simple or pleasurable to finish, requiring little effort; simple.
Example : Having such a busy schedule today prevents me from making a hearty breakfast for myself, so I’ll just make a quick bowl of cereal for myself instead since it is as easy as pie to make.
Origin : This phrase is believed to come from the pleasantness and ease involved when eating a delicious pie. Basically, something is as easy as eating a pie. Evidently, during the 19th century, the word ‘pie’ was used to describe someone as being delightful or to depict something as being easy.
This festive tart couldn’t be easier, with jarred mincemeat and ready made pastry.
FEEDS 10 PREP 20 mins COOK 35 mins + 15 mins to cool
320g pack puff pastry, at room temperature
300g Co-op mincemeat