As Valentines Day approaches I am reminded of the significance of our Cherry Pie. This is the story of that most important of pies, THE pie, the one that changed our lives forever. Read on.....
Before we had made the decision to open our pie shop I decided to make Tom a cherry pie for Valentine's Day. It wasn't Valentine's Day yet, but it was close enough. I made the pie just before dinner, so it was still warm when we served it. I cut a slice for both of us and placed a small heart made of dough and painted with red food coloring on it (whenever Tom and I have pie, we always share a slice). We both took a bite. Moments later Tom looked at me and exclaimed, “Ms. Noble, you sure make good pie! Will you marry me?” I said yes (of course) and Tom Herman is my husband! From that day forward we have fondly referred to our pie as the Will You Marry Me Cherry Pie. We still make the exact same pie that I made for Tom then. It is one of our most popular pies. It didn’t start out that way. When we first opened the store, cherry pies were a hard sell. Everyone was used to the gooey, overly sweet pies commercially made. Our was different. We talked people into trying them, and slowly grew a following. We have made approximately 1,500 of them since we opened our bakery in 2009. The “Will You Marry Me” Cherry Pies have been a part of many proposals, engagement parties, Valentine’s Day dinners, wedding desserts and party favors. We feel we have done our part to make it a truly romantic pie!
If you would like the recipe, it is here
You might also like our pie crust recipe, here