Thank you EatingWell User for the tip. I had already reduced the sugar because the cherries are sweet. Started to add the full lemon and then saw your review . .added less than half the amount and so glad I did. I can still taste the lemon but nothing like it would have been. The lemon is basically a pectin and a anti-bacteria agent. But if you are eating it within days, no need for all that lemon. Thanks again.
Quick sauce, too lemony I would cut the lemon juice by half next time. It completely overpowered the cherries. But, my kids loved it and we enjoyed the sauce as an alternative to syrup on waffles. Yummy! Pros: quick and easy Cons: too much lemon