A cherry pitter
is a wonderful thing, but what do you use if you don't have one? Recently we were cooking at a friend's home and without a pitter or a pastry tip
in sight, we turned to another versatile tool: the chopstick! To pit cherries with a chopstick, just place the chopstick on the stem-end of the cherry, push it through, and voilà – out pops the pit.
Occasionally you might have to root around for the pit, and the process is messier and more time-consuming than using a pitter. However, as long as you don't have too many cherries to process, it's actually kind of fun.
How do you pit cherries?
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(Image: Emily Ho)