Pit Cherries Like a Boss

A star pastry tip comes to the rescue.

Pit Cherries Like a Boss
Perfectly pitted without special equipment.

Perfectly pitted without special equipment.

There you are, delicious and coveted cherry recipe in hand requiring pitted cherries (perhaps pitted brandied cherries, cherry fennel clafoutis, or cherry jam) and you without a cherry pitter. Worry not! If you have a large star pastry tip (I have Ateco 824) then you have a cherry pitter. The bonus is that you don't have to buy a special tool that you'll only use 1-2x per year and, no joke, this actually works better.

  • Step 1: Twist pastry tip into cherry around pit.
  • Step 2: Remove pastry tip along with pit.
  • Step 3: Discard pit and repeat with a new cherry.