cherries

Recently I shared a picture on Instagram of my cherry haul that I picked from a local orchard for $1.00 a pound. They’re delicious, juicy and big!  I only picked two buckets, before the heat of the day really got to me!  (Must.pick.more)

I wanted the cherries to eat fresh, but I also wanted to freeze a lot because I like to eat a bowl of frozen cherries before bed 😉

Well, frozen cherries are much more enjoyable to eat without pits so my Mom’s handy dandy cherry pitter is the best tool.  I don’t know the brand of the one my mom owns, but it looks exactly like the one pictured below:

cherry pitter

It’s amazing. Just throw some cherries in the cup, then push down on the spring handle and voila! No pits! Even Sienna was having fun helping me.

The one I found pictured above is a Norpro deluxe cherry pitter and is available on Amazon.ca for $29.99. I think that’s a fair price for such a handy tool. I like to set it up on a cookie sheet then go to town because then I put the whole cookie sheet in the freezer.  Here are some details about the pitter:

  • Removes pits quickly without bruising or crushing cherries
  • Sturdy spring-loaded plunger
  • Light and easy to clean
  • Deal for canning, freezing, dehydrating and baking
  • Instructions included