|One style of a cherry pitting tool|
To Begin: Wash the cherries and pat away the excess moisture. Remove the stems.
Cherry - Yogurt Parfait
2 cups cherries (that’s about 3 dozen plump cherries) pitted and coarsely chopped (Cherries from the Pacific Northwest and/or Rainier cherries in season work well.)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (1/2 tsp. rosewater may be substituted)
2 cups plain yogurt, low-fat Greek-style
¼ cup lightly toasted pistachios, finely chopped
1. Do Ahead: Combine the cherries and sugar in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.