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June 16, 2014 Canning, Giveaways, News, Product, What's New

How to Use a Mason Jar Cherry Pittter + a Giveaway

Cherry season is about to begin in our neck of the woods. Pick-your-own cherry season starts on Friday, at one of our local fruit farms.

Picking cherries is loads of fun, but pitting them…well it’s the pits…literally! In an effort to forever eliminate this grueling task from our cherry jamming efforts we found a better way. Our push button Cherry Pitter fits on regular mouth canning jars! All of the cherry pits go into the jar…no waste & no mess! Needless to say, we were in love at our first pitting.

We put together this quick video to show you how easy it is!

The Giveaway

In celebration of cherry season we are giving away one Cherry Pitter to a lucky winner! Hurry, this giveaway is ending on Thursday, June 19, 2014! Enter yourself to win at the end of the post.

If you don’t want to take your chances, you can get your own Cherry Pitter here and replacement rubbers here.

Now that we’ve saved you a ton of time pitting cherries, maybe you’ll add an extra cherry recipe to your list this year. We know a few folks who do the most delightful things with cherries!

Find more recipes on our jams & jellies Pinterest board!

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    Jeffrey Posted June 16, 2014 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    We made some Cherry Jam last year and are all out so that will have to be replenished. Cherry pie is always a favorite!

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    Jennifer Reynolds Posted June 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    I would love to can some cherry pie filling.

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    Kristy Posted June 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    I really, really need this!!!!

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    Andrea Posted June 16, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    I love making cherry jam! It’s the perfect blend of sour/sweet and goes great with peanut butter!

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    Kym Posted June 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    I live in the cherry Capitol of the world (Michigan), and I’d love one of these! Thanks!

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    Alison Posted June 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I’d probably just eat them fresh but might bake a cake with a cherry layer.

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    Teri Kretzer Posted June 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Oh how I wish I had this last year! My fingers were a beautiful shade of burgundy from pitting cherries for hours last season and I have a feeling that with a pitter we’d probably eat less!

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    Jo-Ann Monconduit Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    I’ve never canned anything with cherries, but would love to give it a try!

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    Joy Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Wait, you can do more with cherries than just eat them by the pint? Only partially kidding. Once the cherries reach the house they vanish so fast I rarely get the chance to can or bake with them. With a pitter though, maybe I could get ahead of those hungry children. I’d love to try drying some.

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    Dana Jespersen Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I love cherries so much I have received jars as birthday gifts!

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    Jodi Posted June 17, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    We love to freeze cherries to add to our oatmeal year round!

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    Jessie Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Cherry jams are on my list — cherry mixed with black currant is one of my favorites. I looked everywhere for the mason jar pitter last summer – will be buying it from you guys if I don’t win 🙂

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    Sara Grotz Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I would love to try this. If my hubby can keep his hands off the cherries long enough, lol.

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    Kathie Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Great giveaway!

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    Pat S. Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know that I would make anything with cherries. Just plan to eat them. 🙂 I would LOVE one of these. how cool.

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    Misty Smith Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I would make some cherry pie filling

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    Margo Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I would like to make a cherry claufotis!

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    Derris Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    cherry jam…cherry ice cream…mmmmm yummy!

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    Karen Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got a jam recipe that uses sweet cherries that my family loves, so that is on my “to can” list this year.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Becky Posted June 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    I will be making cherry jam this summer.

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    Amy Schmelzer Posted June 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I love making sour cherry jam and jelly.

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    Joann Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    I love cherry pie!

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    Martinique Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    We always look forward to cherry season. Cherry pickles, Cherry Jam and Cherry pie filling are staples for us. This year we may add some cherry butter and cherry chutney.

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    Sandy Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Rinse Cherries in cold water, and eat.

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    Diane Posted June 18, 2014 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    I couldn’t wait so I ordered one but I still want to win so I can gift it. I canned 12 half pints of Rainier Cherries last week, 6 of them with rum in ’em.

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    terri seibech Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    This sure beats pitting them with a bobby pin like my Gramma showed me 40 years ago. That was the PITS! Winning this would be like a Miracle to me!!

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    Karen Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    I’d make cherry pie, a cherry cobbler, and topping for a cheesecakke

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    Celia Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    I just made cherry jam and am contemplating maraschino cherries. This cherry pitter looks awesome!

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    Robin Fiscoe Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I will be making cherry jam and a cherry pie! This gadget looks like just the ticket for pitting those cherries and keeping the cherry meat!

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    Katherine Dodd Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Cherry pie filling.

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    AbbyK Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Cherry pie, cherry jam and tons else! TY for the giveaway!

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    Jennifer Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    ingenious idea!

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    Meryl Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I made bourbon-y sour cherries last night–yum!

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    BRC Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I made pie cheery coffee cake this week, will make some soda syrup and maybe some boozy cheeries

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    Mary Lavaliere Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Every year I freeze cherries to use in muffins. With a proper pitter I could do so much more, pie filling?

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    Jody Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Now that would be handy!

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    Heather L Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    I will make Cherry Jam and dehydrate them for a yummy snack!

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    Shawn B! Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Pie, pie, delicious pie!!!!

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    Ronda RS Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be eating them fresh!

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    Michael Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    I need to buy a bunch of cherries to make a nice cherry shrub and a truly embarassing amount of chocolate cherry ice cream.

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    Amanda Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I’d make some cherry pies!

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    Gayle Erwin Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I love them on cherry sauce pancakes!!!

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    Terri Conner Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Would love to make cherry jam and pie filling.

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    Sarah Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    So many possibilities with our wonderful Michigan Cherries. Amaretto cherry jam!

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    virginia urban Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I am going to try maraschino cherries–love them, horrified by the food dye!

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    Christy Spurlock Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be making cherry hand pies. I’ll be using my grandmother’s recipe.

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    Angela Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    We never get enough cherries!

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    natalie Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    looks great. we will be canning pie filling this year

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    Stacy Pomerleau Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    This looks great! + This is a big crop year from the cherry trees in my life!

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    Nancy Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Most of the cherries around here are eaten fresh. But if I can sneak a few away, I like a cherry sundae sauce. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jessica D. Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Cherries are my favorite fruit!

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    Peggy M Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Love pitted cherries and this looks so much easier than the one that attaches to the counter and continually comes loose!

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    Michele Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Would love to learn to use this to make cherry jam

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    Erin Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    My kids love fresh cherries but struggle with the pits, this would help me keep them cleaner while they eat them!

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    heather r Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I would love one of these

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    Michelle Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    What will you make with cherries this season? A mess 🙂 My son will at least. I’ll probably make a pie!

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    LINDA QUIGLEY Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to the Cherry season and canning

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    Marcy Posted June 19, 2014 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Cherry jam, pie and sorbet!

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    Jan Posted June 19, 2014 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    I would love to have this to help in making cherry pies. They are absolutely delicious.

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    Kat Posted June 19, 2014 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    I just bought a slug of cherries to can. I am going to try a few recipes that I see here. Thanks!!!

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    Cheryl Posted June 19, 2014 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    Cherry Cheese pie is my absolute favorite, so I see cherry pie filling in my future plus any other weird recipe I come across. For whatever idiot reason, I seem to like making unusual things

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    Sydney Posted June 19, 2014 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Quick and easy, a must have!!!!

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    Holly C Posted June 19, 2014 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I would love to try to make a cherry pie. . . yum!

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    Christina Posted June 19, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    My husband’s family were cherry growers in Northern Michigan. I’ve seen a pitter like this at my MIL but she won’t give it up. I guess I need to buy my own.

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    Challie Posted June 19, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Love cherry jam.

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    Janice Posted June 19, 2014 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    That is so cool!!! Would love one of those, we were sporting pinkish fingers last year 🙂

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    Holly K Posted June 19, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    This is such a cool idea! It’s definitely cherry season where I live, & I’ve put off making any recipes with the cherries because pitting the cherries is — well — the pits! (pun intended)

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    Kelly H. Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    We have our own cherry tree, now, so this will (hopefully) come in very handy!

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    Mary Lynn Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I would love to make cherry pie filling and this would make it so much easier.

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    Susan i Posted June 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I would love to make a cherry pie!

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    Carolyn Geissinger Posted June 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    what a neat invention – cherry pitter would love to try this

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    Keri Posted June 19, 2014 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to dehydrate them and have them for baking and things like granola all year long. With no added sugar that is!