Fresh Cherry Jam...and my super-duper secret tool!
But, my elderly neighbor saved the day when he returned from his home a few minutes later with a cherry pitting tool that he made in the wink of an eye.
Within minutes, I had pitted a huge bowl of cherries. By taking an old fork (the old-fashioned, heavy ones work best) he bent the tines & created the world's best, cheapest and quickest cherry pitter.
Take a look at my photo to see it's simple, yet efficient design!