I got some nice Bing cherries from the local farmer’s market to make a pie. This was prompted by an evil Williams-Sonoma catalogue in which they give you recipes coupled with their gadgets. The cherry pie recipe actually didn’t require anything they sold other than a pitter, but since I didn’t have one I bought theirs because it was cheap. Too cheap; it kept coming apart when I tried to use it. On top of that, the pie didn’t come out so well. I used a Pillsbury crust that you unroll into the pan yourself, because I’d had good luck with it for pumkin pies and the box said you could use it for fruit pies too. They lie. The juices overloaded the crust, making it soggy and firmly stuck to the pan. Even besides that, the filling didn’t taste as good as I hoped.
So, now I need a good pie recipe. Well, I dunno if I’ll attempt it anytime soon, but I’m still curious what a good recipe looks like.