I mean, I guess I could muddle my way through it but is there some trick? And the Nostradamus link is awesome. I was recently gifted a large sum of cherries. I've heard an inverted funnel works well for pitting cherries - push the cherry over the funnel so that the pit ends up in the narrow part of the funnel. I once had a bowl of Hungarian cold cherry soup that was heavenly. Soak them in bourbon and sugar and then keep them in your fridge for up to six months. Thanks! So I am also making cherry pit vinegar and noyeaux liqueur with them. How do you pit cherries? But what should we do with them? recipe for cherry pie: 2 quarts cherries, halved and pitted, in a saucepan with a cup of water to start. Pitting cherries -- score them on one side then squeeze them -- the pit should just slide out on its own. When I got a bunch of cherries, one of the projects I did was make cherry pancakes. Boil brandy and sugar and then pour them over a jar full of cherrries to make the upscale maraschino-like cherries of your dreams. I've got the Oxo Good Grips pitter that Stewriffic linked to, but if I had to buy one, I'd definitely go for the, I third Clafoutis - best part is, the purist version calls for unpitted cherries (they're a little harder to eat, but supposedly add flavor.). I’m thinking you can’t survivie without them either. Sorry, folks. Send your pics, recipes, performance ideas for the. I was too excited. Partially dry them, then bag and put in the freezer. Gala Prep continues! Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. All posts copyright their original authors. You can pit them and dry them. Dude, you guys are incredible! After learning how to can mandarin oranges in very light syrup and fruit juice this year – with great results – I plan to do with same with cherries. That's just inconsiderate. Recipes, anyone? https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/recipes-with-fresh-cherries Cherry Pie, it's the bomb. I have never, ever heard of clafoutis. Didn't you ever watch Twin Peaks? They don't freeze hard, for some reason, so can be eaten right out of the freezer. And there’s tons of tasty things to do with cherries that makes them worth adding to your shopping list. While I was pitting the cherries for the ice cream, I started thinking that I should definitely find some projects that use the pits. When 30 pounds of fresh cherries from Northwest Cherry Growers arrive at your doorstep, it’s hard not to begin eating them one cherry, one pound at a time. Cherries are probably one of those slightly overlooked fruits – they come in different types, all with that bright, shiny look to them. Nor would I have ever thought of cherry pancakes. I've never found a cherry pitter that works as quickly and reliably as a bamboo chopstick. Juicy and perfectly ripe, these cherries were welcomed by my family and soon we were researching new and creative recipes for things to do with cherries so we could enjoy them now and months later as sweet preserves. Yum! Time consuming but awesome. In my hops around the web, in search of cherry inspiration, I’ve come across many recipes I can’t live without. Whole canned cherries This is actually the one method I haven’t tried yet because I always assumed canned fruit had to be packed in overly sweet syrup. ;), If you don't have any nut allergies, get some pistachio ice cream/gelato. Yah, I didn't mean in any way to recommend a particular brand of pitter, so sorry if that's how it came across. Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. Damn, I'm usually more careful about not duplicating. Some device? Anyone who makes clafouti and leaves in the pits deserves to be smacked upside the head. Cherry pie and a cup of coffee is the ultimate diner experience. Or is it just cutting them in half and removing the pit? That's what we do every year with the buckets of cherries we get from my in-laws. Join 6,454 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. Pit them, freeze them, and put them in smoothies and in pie as desired. My husband just came home with 8 bags of cherries - for only $10! You will never wonder what to do with all your ripe cherries again! Place over stove on medium heat until cherries begin to soften, adding sugar to taste and just a tiny pinch of salt, and more water if needed. I have even found a recipe for Cherry Pit Ice Cream!There is some real controversy over using the pits in food, since they do contain small amounts of an enzyme that converts to cyanide. (And here we veer off into the "crap, I can't remember the ratios" territory*, but...). Cherries are particularly good vehicles for flavoring alcohol, and for slowly soaking up alcohol in a jar fo later use. Takes a bit of practice on how to squeeze them correctly, but after five minutes you'll have figured it out. More consistent results if you cut them in half and take the pit out. I hope this inspires you to try some of these amazing finds. I recently made a cherry upside-down cake, which was terrific --- a little less sweet and a little more sophisticated than a pineapple upside-down cake.