Rinse and pit cherries. Combine sugar and Ultra Gel in a large saucepan and add water or juice. Add spices. Stir mixture and cook over medium high heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Fold in cherries and cook for 5-10 minutes until fruit is tender. Pour into a pie crust and top with a second crust or lattice. Brush top with egg wash and a little sugar for a wonderful crunch. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.