How to Peel a Peach

This is the simplest How to peel a peach method with no special equipment needed. Just a knife , boiling water and ice .

Fresh peaches that have been blanched and peeled ,

There is nothing better than homemade desserts made with ripe juicy peaches in the summer. The problem is peeling them . I struggled for years using a vegetable peeler or pairing knife . Doing this I lost so much of the peach flesh in the process. I am going to show you how easy it is the blanch and then ice shock peaches . The skin will just slide off leaving all of the delicious flesh of the each. If you love peach desserts checkout my Old Fashioned Peach Ice Cream.

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What you will need to Peel Peaches :

  • Ripe peaches –If you can get peaches from a farmers market or a farmer they are so much better than peaches bought at the store . Before attempting to peel them they need to be ripe . A ripe peach will smell fragrant and will give a little when you squeeze it . If it is hard when you squeeze it , it is not ripe.
  • Needle nose pliers – new pliers of course but this is optional . This is a wonderful hack to remove the pits Tap HERE to see it
  • Small pairing knife -Tap HERE for my favorite
  • A Saucepan-for boiling water
  • Large mixing bowl-for an ice bath
  • Slotted Spoon -Tap HERE for what I use

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How to Peel Peaches -Let’s get Started

Fresh peaches with an X cut on the bottom getting ready to blanch

Get prepared by putting water on to boil in a sauce pan and Making a bowl of ice water . Next prepare your peaches by placing a small X on the bottom of the peach .

4 fresh peaches submerged in boiling water

Carefully drop your peaches into the boiling water . Do not over crowd the pan . I find working with 4-5 peaches is the perfect amount. Set a timer for 1 minute.

4 fresh peaches submerged in an ice bath to stop the cooking process

Remove the peach from the boiling water and drop it into the ice water for 1-2 minutes . This stops the cooking process and just blisters the skin.

Peeling a peach staring at the x after blanching

Start at the X and start peeling the skin off. It should slide off easily if the peach is ripe.

A clear bowl full of peeled peaches

Now your peaches are ready to slice

Recipes that have fresh peaches :

Fresh peaches that have been blanched and peeled ,
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How to Peel a Peach

This is the simplest How to peel a peach method with no special equipment needed. Just a knife , boiling water and ice .
Prep Time5 minutes
Active Time30 minutes
Boil time /shock time1 minute
Total Time2 minutes
Keyword: How to blanch a peach, How to peel a peach
Calories:

Equipment

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 pairing knife
  • 1 kitchen timer

Materials

  • Ripe peaches See notes
  • 1 Saucepan of boiling water
  • 1 Mixing bowl of ice water

Instructions

  • Prepare by getting a saucepan of water boiling and make a large bowl of ice water . Then with a small knife cut a X on the bottom of a ripe peach
    Fresh peaches with an X cut on the bottom getting ready to blanch
  • Carefully drop 4-5 peaches into the boiling water with a slotted spoon. Set the timer for 1 minute
    4 fresh peaches submerged in boiling water
  • After the minute Carefully remove the peaches from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and place them in the bowl of ice water for 1-2 minutes
    4 fresh peaches submerged in an ice bath to stop the cooking process
  • Remove them from the ice water. At the X start peeling the skin off. Now it is ready to slice .
    Peeling a peach staring at the x after blanching
  • Now your peaches are ready to slice
    A clear bowl full of peeled peaches

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Notes

If you can get peaches from a farmers market or a farmer they are so much better than peaches bought at the store . Before attempting to peel them they need to be ripe . A ripe peach will smell fragrant and will give a little when you squeeze it . If it is hard when you squeeze it , it is not ripe.
Check out this peach pitting hack HERE
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