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.
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: simplyrecipe.com).
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.