July 28, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
This is a great time of year to get a pint of delicious cherries. Too bad you have to eat around those lousy pits.
This summer, I wanted to enjoy my cherries minus the mess and spit.
I found this blog post from the writers at The Kitchn, who recommend using a chopstick to de-pit a cherry. I don’t have any chopsticks laying around, but I found something similar in my kitchen — wooden skewers.
I have a huge bag of wooden skewers left over from a barbecue kabob recipe from a few years back. The blunt end of a skewer is perfect for removing the pesky pits and enjoying a heap of cherries. Here’s how I MacGyver my skewer/pitter:
- Remove the stem of the cherry.
- Take the blunt end of the skewer and push it through the cherry. Use the spot where you took out the stem as a guide.