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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:

Cherry pitter

And this is how it works:

Cherry pitter

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.

sour cherry sauce

Simmer 20 minutes. Pour into jars.

Boiling bath for 20 minutes.

Cool on the countertop.

Wait for Thanksgiving!

Sour Cherry Sauce