|Sour red cherries||1 Quart|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Adjust According To Tartness Of Cherries)|
Wash, stem and pit cherries over a saucepan to catch juice; there will be about 2 1/2 cups pitted fruit.
Drop directly into saucepan, add water, cover, and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the sugar and continue heating for a minute or two until sugar is entirely dissolved.
Stir in a few drops of almond extract, if desired.
Serve warm or cold with plain or whipped cream.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1274 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g7.6%
Saturated Fat 2.8 g13.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4.2 mg1.4%
Sodium 138.4 mg5.8%
Total Carbohydrates 312 g103.9%
Dietary Fiber 15.1 g60.5%
Sugars 251.4 g
Protein 12 g23.2%
Vitamin A 244.8% Vitamin C 157.7%
Calcium 28% Iron 16.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet