I will use this as a topping for ice cream and pancakes. You could also make cherry tarts.
This is how to make Sour Cherry Sauce.
First, you need to find a sour cherry tree full of ripe cherries. Finding a willing child to help you pick the lower branches is a bonus.
Rinse the cherries in a colander.
Pit the cherries. If you don’t have a pitter, you can use a paring knife to pop out the pits, but that is time-consuming. And that is why they invented the Cherry Pitter. This is what I used:
And this is how it works:
Mix 2 parts cherries to 1 part sugar.
Cook the mixture on medium-high heat till it boils.
Add cornstarch: I used a heaping tablespoon for each 2 cups of cherries. Dissolve the cornstarch in water to make a smooth mixture before adding to the cherries.
Stir everything until it thickens.
Simmer 20 minutes. Pour into jars.
Boiling bath for 20 minutes.
Cool on the countertop.
Wait for Thanksgiving!