No Cherry Pitter? Use a Chopstick

published Jul 1, 2011
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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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