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Using a paring knife, peel back the skin of the peach in your hand.
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How to Peel Peaches

Learn How to Peel Peaches quickly and easily by boiling in water and then immersing in an ice bath.  This simple process helps the peel slide right off so you can pit and slice the peaches to use in your favorite cobbler, pie, or jam recipes!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 59 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

  • 4 peaches

Instructions

Peeling Peaches by boiling:

  1. Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon once you see the skin begin to break.
    Learn how to peel peaches in these instructional photos quickly and easily by boiling in water and then immersing in an ice bath followed by peeling the soft skin off with a paring knife.
  2. Immediately immerse the peaches in an ice water water. Let soak until cool to the touch.
  3. Make a small incision just into the peel of the peach using a paring knife and peel back the skin.
  4. Repeat this process until the entire peach is peeled. (You can often just use your hands to peel once you get it started.)

Pitting and Slicing after Peeling:

  1. Locate the natural indentation along the midline of the peach. Cut it in half using this as your guide.
    Step by step pictures of a peeled peach being cut in half and the pit being removed before being sliced.
  2. Twist both halves in opposite directions to separate the pieces.
  3. Remove the pit with your fingers, if possible, or use a small paring knife to cut around and remove the pit.
  4. Cut the peeled peach into slices for peach cobbler or dice it for an overnight oats recipe.

Pitting and Slicing without Peeling:

  1. If you just want to eat the peach with the skin on, you can skip the peeling step and pit and slice your peach following these step-by-step instructions:
    Step by step pictures of cutting a whole peach in half, pitting the peach, and then cutting into half inch sliced without peeling the fruit first.
  2. Locate the natural indentation along the midline of the peach. Cut it in half using this as your guide.
  3. Twist both halves in opposite directions to separate the pieces.
  4. Cut around and remove the pit using a small paring knife.
  5. Slice or dice the peach to your desired size and enjoy!

Peeling with a Vegetable Peeler:

  1. This method is a bit slower and more tedious than the blanching process, but it does work quite well.
  2. Place a vegetable peeler towards the stem end of the peach.
  3. Using light but firm pressure, press into the peach while pulling down to remove the peel. You can also rotate the peach and remove the peel in one piece, much like you would when peeling an apple. (Peaches bruise easily, so be sure not to apply too much pressure.)
  4. Repeat this process around the entire fruit until the peel is completely removed.
Nutrition Facts
How to Peel Peaches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 489IU10%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.