Have you seen this Cherry Pie?

Okay, before anyone thinks I'm loosing my mind. I know, this photo is NOT a Cherry Pie but an Apple Pie--

Writing my post about holiday gift-giving yesterday, suddenly reminded me about a futile search that I've been making every year as it nears the holidays. About seven or eight years ago, my daughter's mother-in-law gave me the sweetest Cherry Pie as an holiday gift. I had it on top of my stove for 5 or 6 years before it began to crumble and I threw it away, thinking it would be easy to replace. Nope. I've never seen another one since.

This particular pie was about 8" across. It looked exactly like the pie pictured above except it was a Cherry Pie. I'm not sure how it was made, but I do know the crust was some sort of baked dough, not wax. The pie sat on the back, center of my stove top (not on a burner). When the oven was turned on and the stove top grew warm, this little pie would smell exactly like baked cherry pie, the aroma filling the entire house. I remember the instructions required that it be brushed occasionally with canola oil to keep it from drying out.

It was not a wax candle. There was no wick nor any place to light it like a candle, nor did it need a special holder like a tort. I have seen both of  those type pies.  I didn't realize at the time how unique this little pie was.

It was as pretty and smelled as aromatic for the entire 5-6 years--before it began to crumble. And I've been searching for another ever since. If any of you Artsy Craftsy ladies know someone who makes these pies, or if you've ever heard of the instructions for making them, I'd love to hear from you.

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