How to Remove the Pits From Cherries W/o a Cherry Pitter

You don't need to use a cherry pitter to pit cherries if you have one of these.

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How to Remove the Pits From Cherries W/o a Cherry Pitter Recipe
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Get your cherries

Get your cherries

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Put them in a colander to rinse them.

Put them in a colander to rinse them.

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Set them on a towel unless you want a lake on your counter.

Set them on a towel unless you want a lake on your counter.

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Now for what to use to actually remove the pits. There are two options that I've used but any hard small tubed object will probably work.

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The first tool is to use the tube part in a percolator coffee maker.

The first tool is to use the tube part in a percolator coffee maker.

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The part that sticks up.

The part that sticks up.

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There it is

There it is

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The second is to use a hard plastic straw out of a to go cold drink cups.

The second is to use a hard plastic straw out of a to go cold drink cups.

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This part. Color doesn't matter just make sure it's hard plastic and won't bend.

This part. Color doesn't matter just make sure it's hard plastic and won't bend.

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Take your cherry.

Take your cherry.

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Put the stem through the top hole of whatever tool you're using.

Put the stem through the top hole of whatever tool you're using.

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Apply downward pressure onto the cherry while stabilizing the tube with your other hand.  I don't have my other hand on the tube because I had to take the picture.

Apply downward pressure onto the cherry while stabilizing the tube with your other hand. I don't have my other hand on the tube because I had to take the picture.

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Or you can hold the cherry like this.

Or you can hold the cherry like this.

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The pit should pop right out. The cherry flesh usually stays in tacked with a hole in the middle where the pit was pushed out.

The pit should pop right out. The cherry flesh usually stays in tacked with a hole in the middle where the pit was pushed out.

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Take the pit off of the top and pop the cherry off of the tube.

Take the pit off of the top and pop the cherry off of the tube.

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If there is no stem just put the opening of the tube onto where the stem would be.

If there is no stem just put the opening of the tube onto where the stem would be.

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It's the same thing with the plastic straw

It's the same thing with the plastic straw

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If the cherries are too ripe and squishy they might fall apart but that's okay. They're still usable.

If the cherries are too ripe and squishy they might fall apart but that's okay. They're still usable.

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This was the whole set up I had.  I had a bowl under the straw because the cherries let out a lot of juice and I wanted to save the juice for my recipe.

This was the whole set up I had. I had a bowl under the straw because the cherries let out a lot of juice and I wanted to save the juice for my recipe.

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If the cherries are too firm and the pit won't pop out on its own just take a knife and make a little slit on the bottom of the cherry where it would pop out.

If the cherries are too firm and the pit won't pop out on its own just take a knife and make a little slit on the bottom of the cherry where it would pop out.

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It'll come right out of the slit.

It'll come right out of the slit.

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If stems get caught in the straw you can either put your mouth on the opposite end and blow them out.

If stems get caught in the straw you can either put your mouth on the opposite end and blow them out.

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Or just run the straw under water and they'll just flow out.

Or just run the straw under water and they'll just flow out.

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See?

See?

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This is another way to hold the tube and cherry.

This is another way to hold the tube and cherry.

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Hold the cherry cradled in your fingers, place the straw where the stem would be and apply pressure to the straw into the cherry. The cherry should pop out into your fingers.

Hold the cherry cradled in your fingers, place the straw where the stem would be and apply pressure to the straw into the cherry. The cherry should pop out into your fingers.

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Hope this helps! Now you can pit all of the cherries you want! Enjoy!

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