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How To Freeze Cherries

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Ligia Lugo


  • Baking sheet or wire rack
  • Parchment paper


  • Fresh cherries


  • Before you start make sure your cherries are washed.
  • You can freeze them with a pit or without a pit. There are several ways to remove the cherry pit.
  • The easiest is to use the cherry pitter tool. If you do not have this, then you can:
    -Use chopsticks; place the cherry between thumb and index finger. Gently push the chopstick down to the pit and push out the pit gently.
    -You can also cut the cherries in half and remove the pit.
    -And my least favorite method, the messiest one, is to tear the cherry and remove the pit.
  • Once your cherries are pitted place them on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper. Give some space between the cherries, so they do not stick together.
  • Place the cherries into a freezer for 2-4 hours or until firm.
  • Transfer the cherries to a freezer-friendly container or zip-lock bag and store them in a freezer for 6 months.



You can freeze the cherries with a pit. It will not affect their freezing time. Just remember to label those cherries. If you forget and try to eat you may break your tooth or destroy your food blender if used for smoothies.
How long to store? You can store the cherries for up to 6 months in a freezer or up to a year in a deep freezer.