The first step is the crust. I have this cute little recipe box with handwritten recipes from my mom and other dear friends. My husband wrote out the recipes for this and the pie guts for me. I love the cards almost as much as the pie but neither as much as him.
The trick is splitting it in the right portions. It is like a 60/40 split to have the right amount to do the top. Sometimes we use cookie cutter to cut our the dough for the top and make patterns and fun things. Sometimes we criss-cross.
The pie recipe is easy. I learned the hard when when shopping for cherries the first time for this on my own, canned pie filling is NOT the same as pitted tart cherries. I got sent back.
And here is Ryp on his birthday with his birthday pie. Which by the way, he shared.
Let me know if you make it. I would LOVE to know what you think.