How to Pit Cherries Without a Cherry Pitter

July 8, 2014

Cherry pie, crumble, cobbler and crisps are some of summer's delightful desserts.  These baked treats all have at least one task in common - you have to pit the cherries.  While you can purchase a cherry pitter, this kitchen gadget that serves only one function.  There are cheap and easy ways to pit a cherry using tools you probably already own.

This ingenious video tutorial shows you how to pit a cherry using a skewer and a small glass bottle.  If this technique doesn't work for you, you can also use a star shaped pastry tip to push out the pit.  This tip will keep your wallet happen and your kitchen cabinets less cluttered.

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