I have actually done this and it worked great. My husband cut them in half using his dremel, not sure which bit tho. Then I boiled the halves for about an hour or so. The fruit in the middle will come out easily that way. Just make sure you allow them to dry very well for a few days before using them, and only use them for the Ts that like it dry. If they get to much moisture, they will mold over and it's gross. I had it happen to me.