As promised here is the cherry pie recipe: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/06/sweet-cherry-pie/ from Smitten Kitchen. I love that site. She’s makes every recipe so manageable. Pie, tarts, bread- Easy! That woman is a genius and I wholeheartedly recommend her site. This was (thankfully) really delicious, beautiful and SO easy to make. I felt like a superhero when I pulled it out of the oven.
Before and after photos of my pie: