How to Pit Cherries Without a Cherry Pitter
- empty bottle
- a chopstick with a flat bottom
- Stem a cherry and place it on top of your empty bottle, with the top facing up.
- Hold on to the cherry as you place your chopstick above the cherry, where the stem used to be. Push down until you can feel the pit. Keep pushing until the pit goes through the bottom. The pits can be at an odd angle sometimes, and you might find that you’ve poked through the cherry without actually dislodging the pit. Check to make sure that the pit isn’t still stuck on the cherry before cooking.