I was feeling rather patriotic this past Wednesday (you know, Independence Day) so I decided to do something quintessentially American, and make a cherry pie.
Well, actually, I canned some cherry pie filling. But close enough.
I do not have a cherry pitter right now, and having tried a trick I read about on Food 52*, I will make the following observation...
Even if you only use it once a year, purchasing a cherry pitter is an excellent investment.
*They make it look all nice and clean, but I assure you it is not. I looked like I had butchered something by the time I was done pitting two quarts of the succulent red fruit.