Today’s easy how-to, How To Pit Cherries, is a quick trick that is great for end-of-summer or beginning-of-fall baking. If you have a cherry pitter, life is truly just a bowl of cherries.
In my house, there are a few foods that once sat out on the counter, will disappear in a matter of minutes…
Watermelon slices, pistachios, cherries.
For snacking, I usually sit out a bowl of fresh rinsed cherries with a little “spit bowl” next to it for the pits. The kids will pop them one by one, until the whole bowl is empty and their mouths are dyed red.
Can you blame them? The tart, yet deep sweet undertones of ripe cherries make them hard to resist.
Awesome Anmut Bloom Bowl for Villeroy & Boch.
When baking or cooking with cherries, pitting is a necessary evil, to ensure no one in your family breaks a tooth in mid-bite.
There are a few ways to pit cherries but the easiest is to invest in a cherry pitter. (These are also great for pitting olives!)
Let me show you…
How to Pit Cherries
Place the cherry in the cherry pitter with the stem down and PRESS. Viola!
If you don’t have a cherry pitter, your other option is you use a pair of clean tweezers.
This works well if you are trying to keep the stem attached, but does take a bit more effort.
Simply poke the tweezers into the bottom of the cherry and surgically remove the pit. It may take you some practice to grab it–pits are slippery little suckers.
I’d go with the pitter. It’s so fun to use, the kids will be begging to help in the kitchen.