Don’t have a cherry pitter? Not to worry! Learn how to pit cherries without a cherry pitter using two items you probably have in your kitchen!
It’s cherry season, and you know what that means, right?
Lots of pits.
Well, pitting cherries doesn’t have to be the pits if you don’t have a cherry pitter! You probably have just what you need to get baking sooner, without having to buy a cherry pitter.
Simply insert the straw or decorating tip into the spot where the stem attaches to the cherry, and working over a bowl, push through until you feel the pit. Continue pushing until the pit pops out — sometimes, depending on how firm the cherries are, it helps to push against a cutting board.
I love using a decorating/pastry tip — I slip the wide end on my thumb like a thimble and push the pits out using the pointy end!
And that’s it! I will admit, I do have and love my cherry pitter, but this was how I used pit cherries before I bought one, and it’s what I do when I can’t seem to find my cherry pitter, which, embarrassingly, happens sometimes.
So now that you’ve pitted those cherries, you’re going to need some recipes!
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How to Pit Cherries without a Cherry Pitter
- straw or decorating tip
- Insert the straw or decorating tip into cherry where stem was attached.
- Push through until you make contact with the pit.
- Continue pushing until the pit pops out!