Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Set a large rimmed baking sheet in oven to preheat as well.
If you're new to pie crust, make a wetter dough so that it will be easier to handle. Roll dough out on parchment paper with plenty of flour.
If you're going to make even one cherry pie, a cherry pitter is essential. OXO's cherry pitter is hands down the best and simplest I've ever used.