Stir together all in ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan.
Bring to a gentle simmer over a medium-low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Cool to room temperature and use in your favorite recipe.
Frozen cherries do not need to be thawed before cooking.
Sour cherries may substituted with an additional 1/4 cup sugar added.
Fresh cherries may be used for the same great results.