2 pints of sour cherries, stemmed and pitted (optional)
2 cups of water
1/3 cup of sugar
• 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.
A sugar cookie would be excellent.