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July 30, 2013 Canning, Fruits, Giveaways, Jams & Preserves, News, What's New

Mason Jar Cherry Pitter + a Giveaway

Cherry Vanilla Jam Mason Jar

Let’s face it pitting cherries is, well it’s the pits…literally! In an effort to forever eliminate this grueling task from our cherry jamming efforts we decided to find a better way.

While making a batch of Sour Cherry Jam from Food in Jars we discovered a push button Cherry Pitter that Cherry Pitterfits on regular mouth (G70) canning jars! All of the cherry pits go into your jar…no waste & no mess! Needless to say, we were in love at our first pitting.

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The jars that fit the Cherry Pitter are listed under accessories in the right-hand column of the webpage.

The special rubber helps to protect your cherries and replacement rubbers are available, if needed.

We loved this Cherry Pitter so much that we added it to our product offering and sent one to our friend, Marisa over at Food in Jars. She loved it too and used it to make some sweet and sour cherry jam and she’s sharing the recipe on her blog.

If you are still enjoying cherry season, here’s a couple good Cherry Pie filling recipes from Simple Bites, the National Center for Home Food Preservation and Food in Jars. Blue Ribbon Country Canning also has some great Cherry recipes.

If you need a reason to make a pie, check out this idea – ‘pie it forward’.

Tip: To help the Cherry Pitter look its best & last longer, it is important to wash all parts in warm soapy water to remove the acidic juices. Also, resist the urge to run it through the dishwasher… the steam drying and extended exposure to water will cause it to rust much more quickly!

The Giveaway

In celebration of our latest addition we are giving one Cherry Pitter & one Ball Blue Heritage Jar away to a lucky winner.

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156 Comments
  1. sarah lavigne Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    no favorite cherry recipe but would love to find one 😉

  2. SharonD Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to canning more cherry pie filling. Last years supply is gone and it’s time to restock. Looks like this pitter would be easier than doing it by hand..

  3. E. Conley Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Would have been so much nicer than the small piece of brass pipe I used for 15 pounds of cherries earlier this month.

  4. Darla Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    It always amazes me what nifty items are thought up by the people of this world. I love cherries!

  5. Joann Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I pitted 17 pounds of cherries this year, this pitter would have made it so much easier!

  6. tiphany Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Would be amazing! One less mess

  7. Nikki66rqs Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I make Put Em Up cherry jam. Everyone is constantly asking me for a jar!

  8. Rachele M Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    What a smart idea! Love this!

  9. Rachele M Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Perfect for making my faves – cherry pie & cherry butter!

  10. Liz B. Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Love cherry desserts! This cherry pitter looks awesome.:-)

  11. Margo Gillaspy Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Cherry pie! And eating them fresh of course.

  12. Leanna Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    A favorite cherry dessert of ours is cherry cheese dessert. The base is a graham crust with a cream cheese mixture as the next layer, topped with cherry pie filling, any other pie filling or fresh fruit!

  13. Amelia Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Cherry season is in full swing and this cherry pitter would certainly come in handy!

  14. Chris C. Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Oh, this would be awesome to own! I like making boozy cherries to use in drinks — soaked in bourbon and a bit of sugar. Yum!

  15. Melissa Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe would have to be these cherry cordial cookies that I make.. they remind me of a chocolate covered cherry!! They are the best!!!

  16. Marlena Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I would be so thrilled to get this cherry pitter! So lovely!

  17. Mary Ellen Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Favorite Cherry Recipe would have to be boozy cherries – SO GOOD! Love them!

  18. andrea d Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    sour cherry jam. yum!

  19. Janet Brown Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Favorite cherry jam recipe so far uses Ranier cherries – more subtle than Bing.

  20. Michelle Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Love the cherry pitter!

  21. Deneen Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I.LOVE.CHERRY.PIE!!!

  22. Shannon R Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I like cherries just in their natural off the stem state However when picking 2-3 cherry trees a year I have to pit some!

  23. Jason Sandeman Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe? Oh, cherry pie comes to mind, or perhaps pork and cherry terrine. I also saw a while back how to make your own Maraschino cherries… I thought that was pretty cool.

  24. Jodi Monroy Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Cherry pie, of course!

  25. Diane Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    My cherry pitter broke this year. This would be a much appreciated improvement–and then I could use the pits for cherry vinegar!

  26. Debbie Blunt Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I have started canning the last couple of years so would love to make cherry jam. Or make canned cherry pie filling to pour over homemade cheesecake!

  27. Cristen Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    cherry pie!

  28. Emilie in MN Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I am about to work with cherries, so this would be perfect!

  29. Diana Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have a favorite cherry “recipe” – yet. I planted 3 little cherry trees last year, and will definitely be canning plain cherries and cherry juice when those trees start producing! I bet Marisa at Food In Jars has great instructions and recipes for me to use. 🙂

  30. T.M. Roy Posted July 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Aside from simply eating them fresh, I like making a spicy cherry and wine sauce (using black cherries, pepper, onions, pinot noir, cayenne, cloves, and other spices) for meats (heaven on roasted duck) and cheeses (like a rosemary and goat cheese torte).

  31. Sara Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    I’ve used an Oxo cherry pitter for years that has served me well, but this one is genius! I make sour cherry jam each year.

  32. Christy Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t tried canning cherries yet – partially because I don’t have a pitter and doing it by hand would take so long! I’d probably start with cherry pie filling.

  33. Lizzie Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I love making cherry syrup with locally grown tart pie cherries. Every year I cut the amount of sugar more and more, to bring out that tart flavour I love!

  34. Allison Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure I have a favorite cherry recipe… yet. They are so amazing fresh, ripe, and raw! (That and they’re kind of a pain to bake with, since I don’t yet own a cherry pitter…) 🙂

  35. Emily M Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Cherry pie with amaretto.

  36. Cris cantin Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    This is spectacular! It looks so much easier than my hand putter.

  37. Grazia Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Cherry season is over for me right now, but I am super excited for next year!

  38. SharonF Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Good old fresh picked cherry pie is my favorite thing.

  39. Debra Smrchek Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy making Black Forest Cherry Macaroon Conserve and Sweet Cherry Jam with Amaretto. These make wonderful hostess and holiday gifts. A cherry pittter would really come in handy.

  40. Gabby Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Cherries are the best. Thanks for an excellent reminder to make cherry jam! Last year I pitted them all by hand just because I couldn’t bring myself to buy a cherry pitter.

  41. Chip in SC Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Love a good cherry pie or cherry turnover!

  42. Diane Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I made rainier cherry jam this year and it is da bomb!’

  43. Kathy P Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    I love sour cherries, but they are so hard to find fresh! I canned sweet cherries in light syrup for my daughter who can’t eat raw fruits.

  44. Jenny Posted July 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    This would be so convenient! Then maybe I wouldn’t buy the big tubs of pitted 🙂

  45. Kelli Posted July 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    This is brilliant! I love roasting cherries in wine or brandy and serving over greek yogurt.

    My cheap plastic cherry pitter broke. This one looks solid, plus I love mason jars!

  46. Pamela Posted July 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Cherry Brown Pammy! This a a family recipe for Apple Brown Betty that I re-engineered and my husband renamed in honor of me. Isn’t that sweet?

  47. Scrubber Posted July 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    I love cherries straight so I normally just can them in a simple syrup. But now I’m thinking that cherry-vanilla jam would be lovely.

  48. rebecca ringquist Posted July 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    I made a batch of Marissa’s Pickled Cherries last night- can’t wait to crack open a jar later this week…

  49. Heather Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Pie jam and filling YUMMM!!!

  50. Kristen M Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Cherries I purchase never last long enough to be made into a recipe. I do love cherry jam and cherry pie though!

  51. karen Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe is chocolate cherry ice cream.

  52. Jordyn Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    I love cherry preserves. They are delicious by themselves or on pretty much anything.

  53. Dee Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Cherry clafouti is my favorite. Yum! I’ve already eaten my weight in cherries this summer. 🙂

  54. Darla Shannon Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    We love cherry jelly.

  55. Misty Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Cherries in red wine syrup! a little adult, a little sweet; yum!

  56. Kylie C Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    I made Brandied Cherries for the first time this year and they are delicious!

  57. Carrie Posted July 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Cherry hand pies! I’ve had my eye on the sour cherry preserves in my canning book though….hope to try it soon.

  58. Danielle Raichel Posted July 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry pie recipe would be a basic cherry pie recipe really. I have only made one cherry pie in my life which entailed the fresh fruit and pitting them by hand with a spoon..needless to say I was cherried out after that. But, I made it for my best gal pals birthday last year. I would make another again if I had this nifty pitter! I am becoming quit the collector of canning supplies I LOVE it! so much fun!

  59. teruska Posted July 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know a way I don’t like cherries! Cherry vanilla jam.

  60. Linden Posted July 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Amaretto peach

  61. Beth Posted July 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe is just the basic cherry jelly in the blue Ball Canning book. I’ve never used a pitter before (just my fingers) but this one looks really neat since it catches all the pits!

  62. Sandy Posted July 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    We just like washing them and eating them. The pitter would make that so much easier!

  63. Melinda Posted July 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Cherry pie!

  64. betsy Posted July 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Is there anything with cherries that’s not good?! Pie is way up there, though.

  65. Teresa Posted July 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Cherry Pie from an old 1950’s pie cookbook. I’ll have to dig for the recipe.

  66. Debbie Posted July 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe is Black Forest Jam. Cocoa powder and cherries are a marriage made in heaven! Good on almond butter sandwiches or over ice cream.

  67. Denise Terry Posted July 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    This will save so much time! Plus, it will keep my nails from looking so stained during cherry season!

  68. Doreen Posted July 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    We love cherry pie with a crumbly crust. This would make it so much easier and way more fun to pit the cherries!

  69. Georgann G Posted July 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe is eating them fresh! I’d like to freeze some too.

  70. melissa Posted July 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    i made cherry preserves this summer (without a pitter, unfortunately) and they were so good!

  71. Cecile Davila Posted July 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Making cherry jam and cherry pie but never used a cherry Pitter This will be great!

  72. Jo Posted July 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Cherry pie, of course!

  73. Lemon Zest Posted July 30, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Stone fruit pies and balsamic sauces are my favorite cherry concoctions — but truly, there is no better way to eat them than off the tree. 🙂

  74. Michele Posted July 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    My kids eat cherries by the bushel. What a great idea!

  75. Dorie Posted July 30, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Cherry Pie would be my recipe.

  76. Shannon Posted July 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    I need a cherry pitter sooo bad! 🙂

  77. Sarah Williams Posted July 31, 2013 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Wish I had it now! Just came back from Traverse City with some wonderful sweet Michigan Cherries.

  78. WendP Posted July 31, 2013 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    I love cherries in my smoothies – cherries, blueberries, blackberries & raspberries, pomegranate juice, and greek yogurt. Yum! Or cherry/cranberry ketchup on pork? Crap. Now I’m hungry!

  79. Hannah M. Posted July 31, 2013 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    I’m a fan of sweet cherry galettes-flaky pastry and a good handful of fruit with just a little sprinkle of sugar.

  80. Judith Posted July 31, 2013 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    Cherry pie with raspberries added…wow!

  81. Skylar S Posted July 31, 2013 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    I love making cherry jam! I can’t wait to try out Marisa’s sweet and sour recipe!

  82. Andria Posted July 31, 2013 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    My favorite is cherry pie. So delicious!!

  83. Tyler M Posted July 31, 2013 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    I like that it fits on a Mason Jar. We’ll be picking cherries later this summer.

  84. Jennifer C Posted July 31, 2013 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    cherry ice cream

  85. Gayle Posted July 31, 2013 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    I love a simple cherry handpie more than just about anything, though I’ll almost always opt for raw cherries as there’s no need to mess with perfection (that and I’m lazy!).

  86. Laura Posted July 31, 2013 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    I love just eating cherries but cherry cobler is good too.

  87. rene Posted July 31, 2013 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Oh cherries I eat them until i’m sick, every time.

  88. Devin Rose Posted July 31, 2013 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    I love cherry pies!

  89. LINDA QUIGLEY Posted July 31, 2013 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    What a great and useful canning jar attachment

  90. Kristy Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    I have a cherry cornmeal upside down cake I love to make every summer!

  91. kyla Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I am SO looking forward to pitting cherries with this toy…. and olives!

  92. Zootie florio Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    When I was about 10 we lived in a tenement building .Our back yard ran along the side of a garage, smack in the middle against the garage was the most beautiful white or queen cherry tree. We would climb the tree jump to the garage roof and pick and eat cherries until dazed. My only problem was getting down, many a day i had to wait for my dad to come help. He was never to angry because I always saved him some cherries. Ah my miss spennt youth!

  93. Jeannette Harnish Posted July 31, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Ohhh cherry pie!!

  94. Tammy B. Posted July 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I love anything that will fit on a mason jar! : )

  95. bobbi Posted July 31, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Cherry Pie of course.

  96. Erin Posted July 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I just like to eat cherries raw but I can really get into a good cherry crumble!

  97. Jane Posted July 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is sour cherry and gooseberry jam! Delicious. But I could definitely use a cherry pitter!!!

  98. JoAnn Posted July 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I would love this cherry pitter to make sour cherry jam easier and faster!

  99. Linda Posted July 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I am a Bing Cherry enthusiast! I love cherry juice and cherry jam with Bings. Also cherry pie, cherry cobbler, cherry shrub, dried cherries and of course just eating cherries! I use Ball no sugar needed pectin to make cherry jam without any added sugar.

  100. Caroline Posted July 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Our local orchard pits cherries that you or pick (or buy) and it is worth going to see the pitting machine! However I always want more cherries that I have to pit so this litter looks so great!

  101. Maggie Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    I generally eat my cherries out of hand or make jam–and then I use the jam in all sorts of baked goods!

  102. Mona Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Sour cherry pie…not to sweet.

  103. Susanna Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe is a pie that my fantastic grandmother invented. It’s a cherry-cranberry pie. She was always coming up with recipes and entering contests. She was a finalist many times at the California run shows with her creations. This pie is usually one that is made in the fall, but I have hoarded some cranberries in my freezer so that I can make it in the summer. 🙂 I wish she was alive to see this cool cherry pitter. What a time saver it would have been for her!

  104. Amy S. Posted July 31, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just started canning, so I don’t have a favorite cherry recipe yet, but I do love them and look forward to trying different ones!

  105. Judith G Posted July 31, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    This looks so good! This will make cooking cherry jam so much easier -and less labor intensive than pitting each cherry by hand .

  106. Sarah Quirk Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I <3 sour cherries sooo much! Pitting them with a straw is okay, but I'd love to try the jar contraption!

  107. June Gibbs Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    As my husband and I were on our way to the farmers market today oddly he asked why I hadn’t canned any cherries. Answer…no cherry pitter. Then to come home and see this on the blog and have to enter. 🙂

  108. Amy from Texas Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Cool!! This would be a neat project.

  109. Julie Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Just finished pitting cherries by hand…would love a cherry pitter

  110. e Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I love cherries! I make Marisa’s Sour Cherry Jam every year. This could speed things up considerably…

  111. Theresa Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I love gadgets that work!!
    Cherry pie by far is my favorite!

  112. Kim Craigs Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Cherry Cobbler is definitely my favorite recipe!

  113. mary beth Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Cherry Cobbler made with sour cherries and a fluffy biscuit topping has been know to call my name in the middle of the night .. . . .

  114. jonquil Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Cherry pie…with home canned filling, not the store-4-cherries-per-can-+chemicals-bought.

  115. Jess Mikkelson Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe is the cherry bars from Smitten Kitchen. They were pretty fantastic!

  116. Rebecca Posted July 31, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    I love cherry cobbler with the crumb topping…so good

  117. Missy Posted July 31, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    I mad Food in Jars sour cherry jam every year. It is my favorite jam.

  118. Ronda RS Posted July 31, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    This would be awesome to own!

  119. Debi Wehrmann Posted July 31, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    This is a wonderful, genius tool! I’ll keep my fingers crossed to get one.

  120. Freddie Posted August 1, 2013 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I am a novice to canning and this tool would make tackling cherries canning recipes easier. Plus, it just looks like it would make the task much more fun.

  121. emily willingham Posted August 1, 2013 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    my favorite cherry recipe is good, ol’ cherry cobbler, with 2 crusts!

  122. Sarah Posted August 1, 2013 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    Cherry pie or turnovers!

  123. bruin Posted August 1, 2013 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    pickled sour cherries!

  124. Tracey Y Posted August 1, 2013 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Cherry jam! I’ve only ever pitted cherries with a paper clip!

  125. Danielle Posted August 1, 2013 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    That looks pretty handy. Cherry season is done around my area but I’d certainly use it next year. Pitting cherries is, well the pits, and that’s why this year I canned a bunch of my sour cherries in syrup with pits and stems ala maraschino style.

  126. Megan Brown Posted August 1, 2013 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Pickled cherries are my favorite! They are so good on a leftover ham sandwich!

  127. sally r Posted August 1, 2013 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    What a cool idea. Beats chasing cherry pits all over the kitchen

  128. Jo-Ann Monconduit Posted August 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    We just love fresh cherries!! I just wish they grew in the South.

  129. teresa Posted August 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I love cherry pie!

  130. erin b. Posted August 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Cherry cheesecake all the way!!!!

  131. Karen Posted August 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    I made a cherry jam with a little chocolate in it a few years ago. It was good, but when I wanted to make more, I cheated and bought frozen cherries just to escape the job of pitting them. This is a great idea!

  132. Lisa Posted August 1, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Sour Cherries are finally in season here.. will be visiting my favourite u-pick and making jam this weekend!

  133. Jan K Posted August 2, 2013 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    My favorite way to use Cherries is to put frozen sour cherries in my oatmeal while it is cooking and they thaw out and flavor the whole batch of oatmeal.

  134. Katie J Posted August 2, 2013 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    I love cherries on their own, so delicious! But cherry pie is to die for!

  135. Kristine Posted August 2, 2013 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    Brilliant way to pack the cherries in!

  136. Chris Goforth Posted August 2, 2013 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    My favorite way to eat cherries will likely always be cherry pie, but I have recently fallen in love with pickled cherries too. Yum!

  137. TLK Posted August 2, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    Sour cherry cobbler can’t be beat!

  138. Deirdre Posted August 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Cherry pie!

  139. The Happy Hermit Posted August 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cherry recipe is for homemade (healthier!) “maraschino” cherries. I use them throughout the year in cookies and cakes, but they are especially good in old fashioned fruit cakes!

  140. Flip Miller Posted August 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Your cherry pitter would make giving my grandkids fresh cherries to eat a whole lot easier!

  141. Reb Posted August 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Currently my favorite is my cherry pie filling, which is great in pies, over cheesecake and sandwiched in the middle of a great black forest cake. But I’m currently brining some for homemade marachino cherries, and fermenting others for cherry liquer, so we’ll see if the cherry pie filling remains a favorite. This pitter looks so much less cumbersome than my current one, maybe with it my almost 6 year old could get in on the pitting action.

  142. Denise8 Posted August 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never preserved cherries, but I’d like to. Am I too late for getting local cherries in Oregon? Ours ripened in late June, but having to share with the birds, there weren’t really enough to do much with other than eat ’em right off the tree.

  143. Jess Lamson Posted August 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Mostly cherries just get eaten fresh on my household, but I love to have some stashed in the freezer for cherry-peach smoothies!

  144. Deb Posted August 3, 2013 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    Cherry Smoothie: 2 c diet V-8 splash; handful of fresh spinach; cherry yogurt container; banana, fresh pineapple, bluberries, and anthing else you want; 1 c frozen cherries and a glass full of ice. Vita-Mix a few minutes…YUM!! I also add a scoop of protein powder. db

  145. barbara (in Tennesse Posted August 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win the cherry pitter. My favorite thing to make with sour cherries is a cobbler.

  146. Robin Deem Posted February 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    My oldest daughter loves cherries. I will have to get her to help me with some of these recipes.

  147. Katherine Dodd Posted February 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    I need one. Doing it by hand is the pits!

  148. Ann Posted June 16, 2015 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Cherries soaked in bourbon – perfect for a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned!