My mom ended up picking one and a half flats of cherries for me last Thursday. However we were leaving for a three day camping trip on Friday, so I had to do something with them before we left. I used my fabulous pitter!
My mom found this pitter last year...possibly at a garage sale, we cannot remember, but it works pretty well. I found this one on Amazon, if you cannot find a used one. It is probably $30 well spent if you love cherries. It took me about 25 minutes to pit all my cherries (1.5 flats). While eating some this week (frozen-the perfect sweet snack) I discovered that a percentage of them still had their pits, but I am willing to live with that. Maybe if I took more time to review my work before I dumped them in freezer bags....
The results were a bit graphic:
|Cherry pitting masacre|
But oh so delicious.