Have to pit a bunch of cherries, but don't own a cherry pitter? CHOW.com's Roxanne Webber shows you how to use a common household item to do the trick.
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Cherry Pitters are one of those specialty, one-off, kind of kitchen gadgets that a lot of people don't have. So if you want to make a pie of a batch of jam, what do you do? Go to your desk and get out a paper clip, then bend it open, take your cherry and just push the paper clip into stem end of it. Rotate it around a little bit and pop the pit right out. It's a really easy inexpensive way to pit cherries and it's kind of a cool trick to share with your friends.