Here they come —the first fresh cherries of the season. Here’s how to sweeten them to make a dessert. Use frozen or fresh pitted cherries. Place 4 cups of cherries in a saucepan and cook on medium, covered, for 15 minutes, and stir the cherries often. In a bowl, mix together a cup of sugar and a 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Add that to the cherry juice, stirring. In about two minutes, the sauce will thicken. Enjoy this over ice cream, Greek yogurt, or slices of cake.