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I go sweet and tart cherry picking in Door County every year - sometimes I never know what to do with all the cherries. This recipe is wonderful.
- Put cherries in stock pot with sugar and water simmer until sugar is dissolved.
- Use a slotted sppon, remove cherries and set aside.
- Bring the juice to a boil, dissolve cornstarch in 1 Tbls water and stir into boiling juice stirring as sauce thickens. Add tapioca.
- Add salt, lemon juice, and rind for 10 minutes or until thick.
- Return cherries to syrup and cook for 5 minutes.
- Can be stored in frig for up to 2 weeks.
- I freeze using foodsaver - just get air out and seal the bag without the suction option.
- Makes approx 16 cups of sauce.