Tastes so good it makes a grown man cry

Every year I make cherry pie for Thanksgiving. I take enormous pride in my pie. It’s great, it’s Alison’s favorite, and it seems impressive despite being one of the easiest desserts to make. Plus it’s a great holiday dish. In previous years, I have always followed a triple cherry pie recipe I discovered years ago. This year, I decided to go rogue and try my own version. I wanted to cut out the morello cherries, since it seemed like cheating to use jarred ingredients. But I love the inclusion of dried cherries, and losing the morello cherries meant losing the sugary syrup I used to reconstitute the cherries. So I searched around for a new method…

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