How to pit cherries
- With a paring knife. Put the cherry on a board covered with a tea towel â€“ so the cherry canâ€™t roll around. Stick the point of the knife into the cherry under the stone. Push the stone upwards and out.
- With an orange stick â€“ yes, the ones you would use for a manicure. Cherry on a tea towel again. Poke the pointy end of the stick into the cherry to the stone. Dig, twist and out it pops. It takes a few cherries to get the hang of it, but it works.
- With a cherry pitter. Pop the cherry under the little hammer and squeeze. Perfect. As well it should be, since thatâ€™s its only function in life. If youâ€™re serious about pitting cherries, you should get one and just accept that for the rest of the year it will be cluttering up the kitchen drawer.