What's so hard about making pie?
There is a reason it is a turn of phrase...it is really easy.
Maybe you won't make the best crust in the world, but you won't be that much worse than frozen crust...and the fillings are basically baked sugar...hard to get that wrong.
You have to be a gigantic fuckup to make inedible pie. That's the whole reason grocery store pie is still good--even with the apathetic effort put into them, they still taste decent.