(1) Open the paper clip into the shape of an 'S.'

How to Pit Cherries, Freeze Cherries

Small but mighty, it makes a tedious job much easier.

(1) Open the paper clip into the shape of an ‘S.’

(2) Push one end of the clip into the stem end of the cherry,

(3) give it a little twist and pop out the pit. Quicker and more efficient than a hand held cherry pitter, this method doesn’t punch a hole all the way through the cherry so more of the juice stays intact.

Freezing cherries
To freeze sour cherries, take 4 cups of pitted cherries and mix with 1 cup of sugar. Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Pack the cherries and juice in quart freezer bags and freeze for up to one year.

 

Marilou Suszko is a food writer from Vermillion, Ohio.