The Baking Tool To Easily Pit Cherries

Cherries are delicious and nutritious fruit that can be enjoyed in many different ways. However, their pits can be a nuisance and get in the way of fully enjoying their plump sweetness. While you might think some types of fruit pitters or a sharp knife might be just the trick, it isn't actually the best method for removing them. 

Knives are the worst option if you are hoping to preserve the whole cherry. Some people might even struggle with the blade slipping on the pit as you slice into it. Though you can buy a cherry and olive pitter, it's a very specific tool that you most likely won't use often.

Luckily, there is an easy and efficient way to pit cherries using a simple baking tool that you likely already have on hand. If you have ever decorated cakes or cookies with homemade frosting, chances are you have everything you need to pipe — and a piping tip is just the trick to easily removing cherry pits. Here's why. 

A piping tips allows for a hassle-free and cleaner way to remove cherry pits

The main advantage of using a piping tip to pit cherries is that the fruit typically remains intact and free of any bruises or cuts. This is especially important if you are using the cherries for baking or decorating purposes, as they will look much more appealing if they are not damaged.

To pit cherries with a piping tip, simply place the piping tip on a cutting board and hold it firmly in place with one hand. Use a piping tip slightly smaller than the diameter of the cherry, and position the top of the cherry stem onto the pointed tip. Press down gently but firmly, using the piping tip to push the pit out of the cherry and through the other end.

The best piping tip size for pitting cherries is typically medium, around 1/2 inch in diameter. This size will fit most cherries, but you can adjust the piping tip size based on the size of the cherries you are pitting. The next time you're faced with a pile of cherries to pit, try using this essential home-baking tool and enjoy the sweet and juicy fruit without the pits.