Go Back
+ servings
How to Pit Cherries Without a Pitter - an easy trick + video tutorial!
4.6 from 5 votes
Servings: 1 batch
Author: Lisa Lin

How to Pit Cherries Without a Cherry Pitter

Here's a simple way to pit cherries if you don't have a cherry pitter! This is perfect when you need to pit a bunch of cherries for a recipe.
Total Time10 mins


  • cherries
  • empty bottle (preferably a wine bottle)
  • a chopstick with a flat bottom or a metal straw


  • 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.
  • Transfer pitted cherry to a bowl and repeat with the rest of your cherries!


Did you make this recipe?Tag @hellolisalin or leave a star rating and comment on the blog!