Baking this sauce in the oven is a nice alternative to spending time at the stove, stirring it in a pot. Then you can do whatever you want with it! Pour it on ice cream, add it to plain yogurt (pictured below), pair it with a warm homemade biscuit - be creative! But honestly, I tend to eat it all by itself, as a refreshing sweet treat.
7 cups of sour cherries, frozen or fresh
2 Tblsp Cornstarch
1 Cup Sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Blend Sugar and Cornstarch in an 8.5 x 11 glass baking dish.
Add cherries and stir to combine.
Place baking dish on the center rack of the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes, stirring every ten minutes. The cherries are done when it's bubbly all around the edges and begins to bubble in the center as well. Juices should be clear and slightly thickened. It will thicken more into a soft gel as it cools. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Will keep in the fridge up to a week.
Note: this recipe was inspired by a similar recipe on epicurious.com, called "Roasted Cherries". I changed the cherry to sugar ratio dramatically, and it's still plenty sweet!