Pit Cherries In A Pinch With Chopsticks

Pit Cherries In A Pinch With Chopsticks

Need to pit some cherries? If you don’t have a specialised tool, you can get the job done with a chopstick.

Photo by Emily Ho.

Emily Ho from food blog The Kitchn points out that that a chopstick makes a useful stand-in cherry-pitting tool in a pinch:

To pit cherries with a chopstick, just place the chopstick on the stem-end of the cherry, push it through, and voilà – out pops the pit.

It’s not a completely mess-proof solution, but it’s certainly better than using your fingers or risking injury with a knife.

No Cherry Pitter? Use a Chopstick [the kitchn]


  • My method is only suitable if you’re eating them rather than making something with them – I swallow them. Far less mess and they just move through your system (unless I have an undetected collection of thousands of cherry stones in my gut).

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