Cherry Pie (For Michelle)

This is the final pie we made for the rehearsal dinner. Dad specifically wanted cherry pie, so we made cherry pie. Frankly, as the father of the bride, he’d done a lot of work and had a lot of stress (and helped mom bake a LOT of cookies), so there wasn’t a chance we’d say no to any pie he wanted at this point. If he’d asked for the Zucchini-Apple Pie in the Pie Town Cookbook, he’d have gotten it.

Luckily, he asked for cherry pie. Lots of people (myself included) love cherry pie. And, assuming you do not decide it’s imperative to pit the cherries yourself, it’s also dead easy.

h2. Ingredients

2 pie crusts for a 9″ pie
2 cans cherry pie filling

1 egg white, beaten (Man, this is TOTALLY optional)

h2. Instructions

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line pie plate with one pie crust. If you’re using the egg white (I wasn’t), brush the pie crust with the egg white. Open the cans of pie filling and dump them in the pie crust, making sure it’s basically evenly filled. If you’re feeling full of energy, use a knife to spread them around and make them kind of neat & tidy. Place the second pie crust on top, and cut holes for ventilation. Brush it evenly with the remainder of the egg. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes.

(Get your actual directions “here”: because, oddly, the cans of pie filling don’t have a basic cherry pie recipe on them.)

h2. Cooking and Consumption Notes

h3. Cooking

In fact, this was the easiest pie of all to make. I wouldn’t have put it on the blog, even, but my friend Michelle said this is the sort of recipe that makes daunted cooks willing to read food blogs, and try recipes. They like to know that even cooks who tackle crazy project foods will open a can of pie filling from time to time.

I certainly do!

h3. Consumption

I didn’t manage to eat a slice of this pie either. I bet it was delicious. My dad certainly appreciated it, and that’s what really mattered to me.

But, I just realized, I have no idea which pie either of the true guests of honor liked best. If the groom doesn’t have a favorite, I won’t be phased, since he doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth. (At the rehearsal, his mother had me laughing as she described never denying him chocolate when he requested it, because it was so very rare a request.) I’d be a bit surprised if my sister didn’t have a favorite, but chalk it up to dealing with all her insane family, new and old.

Isn’t that what weddings are all about?

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