Quick Tip: How to Pit Cherries Without a Pitter May 21 2012, 5 Comments

Pitting cherries can be as easy as child's play! Here's a simple way to pit cherries without a pitter. 

A cherry pitter may be a convenient gadget when it comes to making cherry pie, but in the service of clutter control it's a kitchen tool that I can live without. Instead, when cherry season is in full swing we use a simple tool that's already in our kitchen: a pastry tip. My kids love this pitting project -- but be warned, it can get messy! Be sure to wear clothes that can handle a stain or two.

How to Pit Cherries Without a Pitter

Step 1: Wash the cherries. Find a pastry tip, preferably star shaped.

How to pit cherries without a pitter: Step 1

 

Step 2: Remove the stems.

how to pit cherries without a pitter: step 2

 

Step 3: Place the cherry, stem side down, on top of the pastry tip. Press gently and presto, out pops the pit!

how to pit cherries without a pitter: step 3


Step 4: Enjoy!

how to pit cherries without a pitter: step 4


Do you have a trick for how to pit cherries without a pitter? Share your tips!