Who doesn't like cherry pie? Good homemade ones are the best. This is The Blog Tech's favorite pie.
I used canned tart Oregon cherries with their juice.
For the thickener, just swirl some cherry liquid with 4 tablespoons of corn starch. Add it with 1/2 C. of sugar to the cherries and bring it to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until it begins to thicken. Add 1 tsp. of almond extract. Cool it completely before filling your pie.
After years of never changing my crust, I am now only using this recipe :