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Hey there summertime pie-eaters! Here is the easiest pie ever!

A pie so easy that even Mark Twain could bake one (and did, often, sometimes eating this pie 3 meals a day).
It's Mark Twain's Mush Apple Pie! His very recipe, it's the pie of the month! Here's what you do:

Pour cold applesauce into an unbaked 9 inch pie shell.
Cover with thinly rolled pie pastry, slashed in several places.
Seal edges.
Bake in a preheated 450° F oven for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 375° F and bake 25 minutes more.

Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream

What could be easier?
And so literary?


Ps. Web extra… Mark Twain also wrote about the *worst* pie ever:

"Construct a bullet-proof dough. Toughen it and kiln-dry it a couple of days. Fill with stewed dried apple; aggravate with cloves, lemon peel and slabs of citron; add two portions of New Orleans sugar. then solder on the lid and set it in a safe place until it petrifies. Serve cold at breakfast and invite your enemy."

-- Mark Twain, "A Tramp Abroad."