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Sour Cherry Compote

2 pints of sour cherries, stemmed and pitted (optional)

2 cups of water

1/3 cup of sugar

3 cloves

• Place sour cherries in a saucepan, add water (it should cover the cherries), sugar, and cloves.

• Bring to a boil on medium-high heat.

• Lower the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

• Cool to room temperature.

• Serve it cold in compote glasses.

Serves four.

A sugar cookie would be excellent.


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