Since I wasn't cooking for the party I decided to make cherry hand pies to share with Dick and Karen. I had never made hand pies and I have not been big on making pie crust (I am coming around), but I had a bag of cherries in the refrigerator that had been there a while...."use it or lose it" is my new motto....and I had everything I needed on hand.
Okay, pitting cherries is awful...especially when you don't have a cherry pitter. And it makes such a mess.
The pie crust went together well but was sort of hard to roll (oh, so much butter). I used the crust recipe suggested and followed the directions exactly. Far be it for me to start messing with pie crust recipes.
See that big chunk of butter!!!
I tried one when they first came out of the oven and then ate another one for breakfast before I left for the party. I did manage to take the rest with me. There was so much going on that I wasn't sure that they were even noticed so when I got home on Sunday I left a message for my brother...either eat them or put them in the freezer.
I got an email from him the next day. The message was something like, "I didn't think I liked cherry pie. That was the best pie I have ever had."...slightly exaggerated I am sure.