sweet cherries--what to do with excess

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by miss_thenorth, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    We went cherry picking on the weekend, and have lots still that haven't been eaten. What can I do with them and is there an easy way to de-seed them? I thought for sure they would ahve all been eaten by now, but dd is sick, so no appetite.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poke the pits through with the point of a knife and freeze them.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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  4. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look around, you can buy a cherry pitter, I use one my grandma had, and they are great for making pie filling and jam.
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I use a chopstick.
     
  6. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can send them to me....lol [​IMG] Jenn
     
  7. Poppycock

    Poppycock Out Of The Brooder

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    We pit ours with a large size unfolded metal paperclip - it's just as fast as a pitter (at least the whimpy one I have). Keep the ends bent, but unbend the middle. When I bottle sweet cherries though, I leave the seeds in and we just discreetly spit them out at the dinner table:)
     
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  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    We froze ours whole and they were very good after we pulled them back out again...Especially in a nice glass of 7-up!
     
  9. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Well, I pitted them, which wasn;t as daunting as I thought it would be. The brandied cherries sound delicious, so I will put some in the fridge til the next time I go uptown. the rest I will freeze, I think, unless I come up with a few more recipes for them.

    Thanks, and the chopsticks sounds like a good idea. I used a knife. [​IMG]
     
  10. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I pit mine with a straw, one of the very knowledgeable ladies that lives at the retirement center where I work told me that trick.

    I made cherry pie filling and then froze it. [​IMG]
     

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