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Let’s talk cherries. As you know, I have a pretty strong affinity for this lovely fruit. I’m usually the one paying the big bucks for them before they are actually in season and can be found snacking on them all summer long.

When I’m not noshing on them fresh from the colander, I’m looking for ways to work their sweet deliciousness into desserts and drinks.

Let’s face it, pitting cherries by hand can be a giant pain, trust me – I’ve done it – numerous times. It’s messy and the cherries end up looking like they’ve been stepped on as opposed to pitted which doesn’t work out so well for some recipes. Plus the juice splatters everywhere, and since I am not so fond of cleaning in general, I try not to make more work for myself.

I own two cherry pitters, but find myself using the one from OXO on a regular basis. It only pits one cherry at a time, but I honestly find it to be less of hassle when comparing it to my cherry pitter that pits multiple cherries at one time. Plus it’s small enough to store in my utensil drawer and has a nifty splatter shield which helps keep the juice on my cutting board as opposed to my face. It’s also sturdy and dishwasher safe which is always a big bonus in this household.

The OXO Cherry Pitter retails for about $13 and can be found at retailers such as Bed Bath and Beyond (be sure to use a 20% off coupon), Target and Amazon. And in my opinion it’s a summer essential!

Ready to get pitting? Give these cherry recipes a try:

Frozen Cherry Mojitos
Fresh Cherry Pie Filling
Fresh Cherry Crisp


This is NOT a sponsored post for OXO, I simply love the product and think that you might too!

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  1. Sandy says:

    I don’t know what I would do without my OXO cherry pitter. Love it, Love it, Love it! When is season, cherries go into all of our baking. Pies, crumbles, cakes…..Mmmmmm!

  2. Carole says:

    Oh, you’ve photographed my indulgence–Rainer cherries! They are delicious!

    A friend gave me a cherry pitter (single) last year and it transformed my cherry cooking life. I enjoy making cherry clafoutis. Yum!

  3. Deeba says:

    I have a cherry pitter that a blog friend sent me from Mumbai…this Oxo one is fancy & pretty! Wish we had Oxo in India because $13 is a great price!

  4. Yadi @ShopCookMake says:

    Believe or not, I tasted my first cherry yesterday. It was a revelation. Now I’m hooked.

  5. Deb @knitstamatic says:

    I too love my cherry pitter. It’s not an Oxo but it’s the same concept. They really make pitting cherries so much easier than using a knife. I made my boozy cherry compote with it. Such a great tool.

  6. Kelli says:

    Oh my goodness, seriously just this afternoon I was thinking I’ve got to get online and order a cherry pitter. You read my mind. I’m the only one in my house who’ll eat the cherries because they all hate the pits…so usually I just eat them alone and spit the pit out as I go. Thank you for saving me!! Now I can actually make something with them too…

  7. Urban Wife says:

    I’m sure my Mom would have appreciated a cherry pitter when I dropped off 4 lbs of cherries a few weekends ago for her to pit. Which by the way, your frozen cherry mojitos were a serious hit at our party! Enjoy your weekend. :)

  8. Kevin Schneider says:

    I just have this thing against unitaskers…

    1. Jamie says:

      I completely understand that especially for those of us with limited cabinet space. If you like olives, you can pit them with this tool as well. Amber also mentioned being able to pit baby plums too.
      Thanks for stopping by,

  9. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking says:

    Gorgeous photos!
    I didn’t even know that such a fine cherry pitter existed – am going to have to go buy me one. Thanks for the info., Jamie!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much, Lynne!

  10. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen says:

    I surely need this in my life. I’m going to look if we have it around here!