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Kitchen HACK: This is the Fastest and Easiest Way to Pit a Cherry


Speed up the troublesome process of pitting a million cherries for your pie, muffins, or cake. Here's a trick to make it SO simple!

When cherry season rolls around, it's the time for cherry picking, tasting, and baking! The only thing we all dread about this fruit, though, is that annoying pit... It's such a hassle and time-sink, and it makes cherry pie a much more laborous process than it should be.

How about speeding up the de-pitting process, then? We have a hack for you that will change your life!

All you need is an empty glass bottle (a beer bottle, for example) and a chopstick.

Place a cherry on top of the bottle. Then, using the chopstick, simply push the pit into the bottle. Continue to do this with each cherry, one at a time, and just let all the pits drop into the bottle to be emptied out afterward.

Like this, you can de-pit each cherry at lightning speed and have a batch ready to go in record time!

Looking for some cherry dessert inspiration? Here are 30 recipes that aren't pie!

Check out our all-time epic masterlist of kitchen hacks here.

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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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