The Basics: Fresh Cherries

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How To Pit Fresh Cherries

A thimble to a seamstress is a piping tip to a pastry chef when it comes to pitting a pound or two of bright, sweet lovelies. If you don’t have a cherry pitter, this unassuming tool can complete the task quickly. Fresh cherries are at their peak & can be enjoyed in a variety of applications. Homemade jam, fried pies, cobbler, barbecue sauce or tossed over a humble salad, these ruby red jewels make everything that much better. If cocktails beckon, an Old Fashioned or an angelic Shirley Temple never tasted better than with a freshly pitted cherry stirred into the delightful refreshments. 

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How To Pit Fresh Cherries By Rebecca Gordon TV Cooking Personality Editor-in-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Pastry Chef Southern Hostess Sports Entertaining Tailgating Expert Food Stylist Writer Author Cooking Lessons How To Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host Birmingham AlabamaHow To Pit Fresh Cherries

You see them out & about but are you indulging in the ripe, red fruit?
Juicy & sweet. You’ll be addicted before you know it.

The pits can be removed from a pound of fresh cherries in less than 10 minutes.
Follow my technique & you’ll be on your way to pie, pastry & just plain good eating quickly. 

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Rinse the cherries under cool tap water. Remove the stems.
Hold the cherry at a 45 degree angle while resting it on a cutting board.
Place the pastry tool over your thumb & press the tip firmly into the stem end.
Push the pit through to the other side onto the cutting board.

If you’re having trouble removing the pit, score the base of the fruit with a knife.

The Recipe Preparation

Simply weigh what you need from the produce department of the grocery store.

One pound of fresh cherries yields 14 ounces once the pit is removed.
Most recipes will more than likely call for a cup measure.
Expect approximately 2 1/2 cups of pitted cherries per pound. 

Remove the pits up to a day ahead of time for pies & pastry applications.
In most cases, the fruit doesn’t need to be cut smaller. 
Use individual recipe instructions as a guide.

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