Updated from the archives. This was one of the first recipes I posted, back in 2008! I photographed it in artificial lighting on a cloudy day with my point-and-shoot camera, and it was dreadful. Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the original photograph. Yeesh.
True story: I hated cherry pie until I was in college. Why? Two words: canned filling. Turns out that I’d only ever tried pre-made pie fillings. Lame.
Thankfully, my uncle Sam (who is a culinary genius of All The Things) changed my mind about cherry pie. He and my aunt Amy have perfected cherry pie and crust. So much so that I asked them to bake a whole lot of pies for my wedding reception. And they did. And they were magnificent. (Sam and Amy, I still feel awful about the amount of work that took. Sorry forever!)