Pitting Cherries

Pitting Cherries

by The Recipe Diva     Jul 10, 2012
While my favorite way to get the pit out of a cherry is to eat the cherry and spit out the pit, this method doesn't work so well when you need the cherries for other dishes!
Diva Tip Tab
Add to My saved tips
Review Tab

The quickest and most efficient way to pit a cherry is with a cherry pitter, a small tool that is also used to pit olives.  However, not everyone wants to spend the money on another culinary tool, doesn't have the room to store so many kitchen gadgets, or would just rather use something they already have around the house.

Here are a few alternative methods that you can use to get hat pit out!

  • Poke a toothpick into the stem end of the cherry until you feel the pit. ¬†Carve around the pit with the toothpick and pop out the pit.
  • Push a drinking straw into the stem end of the cherry and pop the pit out of the other side.
  • Use a small paring knife to carve the pit out.
  • Push the pit through the cherry using a chopstick through the stem end.

Keep in mind... this will be a messy job no matter what!

Now that you have your perfectly pitted cherries, try our Cherry Clafoutis, Spiced Pork with Pinot Noir & Cherry Sauce, and Macaroon Cherry Tart.

Follow Twitter Follow Facebook Share Recipe Today
queenstheatrelondon
queenstheatrelondon has updated his profile
November 11
queenstheatrelondon
queenstheatrelondon has just joined!
November 11
Female Foodie
stormyechos has just joined!
November 02
Female Foodie
jdefelice has just joined!
October 26
RebeccaRose
United States > Minnesota

A young cook from Minnesota, she is gluten-free and has shared many delicious, healthy, and gluten-free recipes. This was great for our campaign with Generation Rescue as many autistic children are on gluten and casein free diets.
Cook Of Week