Cherry cobbler and cherries jubilee are two good recipes that use canned cherries. The cherries jubilee recipe is the fastest to make and requires fewer ingredients.
To make cherry cobbler, drain 5 cups of canned cherries and reserve 1 1/4 cup of juice. Combine 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg in a pan. Stir in 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice and the reserved cherry juice. Bring to a boil and cook for two minutes. Add the canned cherries.
Combine 1 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cut in 2 tablespoons of cold butter and stir in enough milk to moisten. Pour the cherry mixture into a baking pan and top with tablespoonfuls of the dough. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 13 minutes.
To make cherries jubilee, combine a little cherry juice from 2 15-ounce cans of cherries with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Heat the rest of the canned juice over medium heat and add the cornstarch mixture. When the juice thickens, add the canned cherries. Pour in 1/4 cup of warmed cognac and flame the pan to burn off the alcohol. Remove from heat and spoon over vanilla ice cream.