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.