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How To Pit Sweet Cherries

How To Pit Sweet Cherries

This saves time and is eco-friendly too! You can easily remove the pits from sweet cherries with things you already have in your house. Jams, pies and tarts will turn out beautifully.

Ingredients: as much as you want

American (sweet black) cherries or other types of sweet cherries
as many as you need
Disposable icing bag tip
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Steps

1. We'll use this plastic icing bag tip.
2. Be sure to cut off the tip all the way round. If you make a diagonal cut into the tip first it will be easiler.
3. Insert the tip into the stem end of a cherry.
4. Twist to the left and right to insert it. The pit will come floating up.
5. When the pit has come up about 80% of the way, twist the icing tip out.
6. The pit will roll out neatly. The cherry won't fall apart, and there's barely any waste.
7. I could pit 400 g of cherries in about 5 minutes.
8. I made confitures (preserves) with sweet American cherries pitted with this method. Recipe ID: 1137573
9. Recipe ID: 1156011 - and easy microwave version that's not so sweet.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make some preserves with some American (sweet) cherries I bought cheaply, but I don't have a cherry pitter...That's when this method came to mind. You can remove the pits much more cleanly than you can imagine! I was surprised myself! I recommend this when you are giving cherries to small children too, to be safe.