- Wash your cherries. If you don’t have many, this can easily be done in a bowl in your kitchen sink. If, however, you are like our family and like to process a lot of fruit at one time, you will find this job is a fun one to do outside. All you need is a clean, good sized bucket, a garden hose, and a strainer. Fill your bucket 3/4 full with water, dump your cherries in, gently swish them around, and then strain them out! A easy fun job for the whole family!
- Pit the cherries. I know this sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. I have pitted cherries many ways, starting with a knife, and cutting them in half. This method works, but even better is to use a cherry pitter like the OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter (I have this one), or even better this Cherry Pitter by Westmark (I want this one 🙂 )
- Bag them. I like to use quart size freezer bags, and fill with about 2 cups of fruit. This seems to work for our family, but do what makes sense for you.
- Freeze them.
That’s it. It is just that simple!
Watch for part two of freezing cherries coming soon: I Froze my Cherries, Now What?
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