2 Easy Ways to Pit a Cherry (Without a Fancy Tool)

June 17, 2013 | By | Comments (4)


No cherry pitter? No problem! Use one of these simple methods to enjoy the tasty fruit, even without a fancy kitchen gadget.

-Use a chef’s knife. Place the cherry on a cutting surface. Using the flat side of a knife, press down until the fruit splits. Pry the two halves apart and remove the pit.

-Use a pairing knife. Hold the cherry between your thumb and index finger, and place the blade of a paring knife against the pit. Run the knife around the circumference of the cherry, twist the two halves apart, and remove the pit.

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  1. PigLove

    These are great! Mom usually pulls them apart for me. I don’t like the seeds. I’m afraid if eat one, cherries will grow in my belly – snorts. xoxo – Bacon

    June 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm
  2. Ultimate Skincare & Beaute Report
    June 18, 2013 at 12:54 am
  3. Carrie

    A paperclip actually works great for cherry pits. Unfold it, if that makes sense, and use the smaller end to slip in and pull the pit out. It’s a very clean way to do it.

    June 18, 2013 at 11:11 am
  4. Michele

    Use a chopstick – just poke it through, the pit pops right out!

    June 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

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