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How to Stone Cherries

You want to learn how to remove the stones of the cherries so you can use them in your desserts, fruit salads or jams? Then read these simple instructions. If you are wondering about the nutrients and calories in cherry simply click here to scroll to the bottom of the page.

TIP: Choose firm cherries with shiny skin; avoid any with a dry stalk.

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How to Stone Cherries?

If you need to remove the stones of the cherries to use them in your desserts, fruit salads or jams follow these simple instructions.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Cooking 101, How To
Keyword: Practical Tips
Calories: 50kcal


  • Vegetable peeler
  • Paper clip
  • Cherry stoner


  • Cherries


How to stone with a vegetable peeler

  • Insert the tip of the peeler in the stalk end.
  • Rotate around the stone, and scoop it out.
  • The result will be neater than with a cherry stoner, and more juice will be retained.

How to stone with a paper clip

  • Take a large paper clip and pry it open so it makes an elongated S shape.
  • Hold the cherry with one hand. Dig one loop end of the paper clip into the cherry and twist the fruit, and then fish out the loosened pit with the clip (Source:

How to stone with a cherry stoner

  • Place the cherry on the stoner with the stem side up and squeeze the handle of the stoner.
  • This convenient tool pushes the stone through the fruit, leaving a full hollow.
  •  As a result, more of the cherry juices will be released when the cherries are cooked.



  • Calories: 50
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g 0%
  • Saturated fat: 0.1 g 0%
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
  • Sodium: 3 mg 0%
  • Potassium: 173 mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g 4%

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