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 fits 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.
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!