Pie 101: Cherry Pie (for President’s Day)


On President’s Day, why not make a lovely cherry pie in honor of our first president, George Washington?  My favorite version is my own and is the one I bake for my sister Helen as she loves it so dearly–hence the name, “Helen’s Cherry Pie.”  As I just returned from spending Valentine’s Day with her, she’s on my mind.


But there are a few others who love cherry pie and they know who they are–Kathie and Tom are two who come to mind.  In fact, Tom’s coming next week to visit and it’s his only request.  It’ll be ready. For a complete pie-making and baking lesson, click here for my Pie 101.

Scroll down for recipe, but first a few pictures to give you an overall idea:

Make the dough and roll out the first crust for the bottom of the pie:


Make the filling and spoon it into the bottom crust, then add the top. Continue reading “Pie 101: Cherry Pie (for President’s Day)”