The family is coming over for dinner tonight. My son-in-law requested manicotti. You've seen that already - that's old hat! His preference for dessert, however, was cherry pie. Now I don't make many pies. And I don't think I've ever made a cherry pie before. So I cheated a bit... and used canned cherry pie filling. I did, however, make my own crust.
After making the crust, I poured in the filling, dotted the top of that with a few pats of butter, and then topped that with pastry leaves I cut out of another piece of dough using a little leaf cutter. I brushed the leaves with an egg wash and sprinkled them liberally with sugar. It smells heavenly!! My dear son-in-law pronounced it 'very pretty', and is being very good by waiting until after dinner to dig in! Next challenge: making my own cherry pie filling!!
Thanks to Michael of Designs by Gollum for hosting Foodie Friday. Check out her beautiful blog. You'll find lots of food and design ideas, and I'm sure she will make you smile! You'll also find a lot of other participants with amazing dishes to share. Enjoy!