The sweet cherries were washed, pitted, frozen on trays, and then transferred to Ziploc freezer bags. Future fruit smoothie material!
Every year on George Washington's birthday I want a cherry pie. But where to get cherries in February? So, I made the tart cherries into pie filling! So easy. Mix 2 1/2 cups sugar with 5 T. cornstarch in a large pot. Add the washed and drained tart cherries (8 cups) and stir well. Let sit for about 30 mins., until juices start forming. Then put on stovetop on medium heat until thickened a bit. Cool. Transfer to a ziploc freezer bag and seal. This will make enough pie filling for one pie. Scrumptious! I can't wait until Washington's birthday!
I loved how some of them came in little clusters! They look so poetic like that! Good enough to decorate a hat!