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Old 12-21-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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How do I chop Maraschino Cherries?

How can I successfully chop maraschino cherries? I've tried my nut chopper but it ends up a gooey mess. I need this for a cookie recipe.

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Old 12-21-2007, 04:10 PM   #2
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How small do you need them? A pulse in a food processor or a minute under a chefs knife should work.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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A kinfe would be my choice of weapons...Becareful don't cut yourself!!!!
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:23 PM   #4
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If you're making cookies, you just need them cut in half. Your trusty slicer will do just fine.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:07 PM   #5
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I would have to agree with use a chef's knife - or pulse a few times in a food processor.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:29 PM   #6
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Knife! unless you are making something for a huge group, you can have them chopped before you can even bend over and reach in and move stuff out of the way and get that heavy motor out and then find the bowl and then the top and then the blade and then plug it in after you clear off the space on your counter next to the plug

Not to mention the cleaning time after.
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:19 PM   #7
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How can I successfully chop maraschino cherries? I've tried my nut chopper but it ends up a gooey mess. I need this for a cookie recipe.
If I only need a small quantity, I use my nice sharp kitchen scissors. Otherwise, I put them in the food processor and pulse a few times.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:48 AM   #8
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Knife for me too! But then I don't own many electric kitchen aids.
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:30 AM   #9
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I would have to agree with Katie E unless you are pretty good with a knife, then you can
cut them into halves or quarters. I use the kitchen shears alot when I cut my cherries
making my peach jam.
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:10 AM   #10
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A little spray of cooking spray on knife or scissors may help keep them from sticking so much
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