How to Pit a Nectarine

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Here is a recipe from our collection that uses nectarines:

When using a nectarine in a recipe you have to first remove the stone.
  1. Insert knife blade into stem end of nectarine; slice into halves lengthwise to the pit, turning nectarine while slicing.

  2. Remove knife blade; twist halves to pull apart.

  3. Remove pit from nectarine using tip of paring knife; discard.

    Taking care, remove the pit with the tip of a knife.
    Taking care, remove the pit
    with the tip of a knife.

Cherries are another fruit that need to be pitted before used in a recipe. Find out how on the next page.

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