When you place this pie on the table, your guests will definitely be stunned. This is a great opportunity to show off your pie skills with beautiful apples and plums over a bed of sweet or sour cherries. As an exception to my rule of peeling apples, I chose not to peel the Granny Smith apples to show off their color; however, not everyone will enjoy the peels, so you can peel them if you prefer. To keep their round shape, it is best to use a peeler instead of a knife. This crust design requires the fruit to be cut very carefully into equally thick slices. Place the slices very accurately in a circle to create a mesmerizing effect.
Excerpted from Elegant Pie: Transform Your Favorite Pies into Works of Art by Karin Pfeiff-Boschek, Andrews McMeel Publishing —Food52