I watched the National Pie Championships held by the American Pie Council on TV last night and had to look this recipe up today! It was torture watching the judges eat this delicious looking pie! They raved about her crust as well. This pie won "Best of Show" for Phyllis Bartholomew. In fact she pretty much cleaned up in all the categories. It looks pretty simple and clear-cut, I guess this is a good example of less is more. Her recipe uses canned sour cherries, but if you wish to substitute fresh sweet cherries, you can always reduce the amount of sugar and add a little lemon juice to taste...it should work fine with this recipe. This pie is extra pretty with a lattice top.