The Easiest Way To Peel Peaches

The Easiest Way To Peel Peaches
by Erin Otto

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Peel your peaches the easy way

Try to peel your peaches with a vegetable peeler, and you’ll waste a good amount of fruit, make a mess, and fritter away your day on a task that could be so much easier.

Instead, this technique is quick and virtually mess-free. All you need is a pot of boiling water, some ice, a knife, and a few seconds per peach. Let’s get started!

First, bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. The size of the pot will depend on how many peaches you need to peel.

Next, prepare a bowl of ice water so it’s ready right when you need it.

On the end of each peach, cut an “X” just through the skin.


Cut an "X" on the end of each peach.

Make the "X" just skin deep.


Put the peaches in the boiling water for about 45 seconds. Much longer than this, and they’ll start to cook and soften. If you have a lot of peaches to peel, it’s best to work in batches of about 6 at a time.

Place the peaches in boiling water for 45 seconds.


Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon, and immediately transfer them to the bowl of ice water you prepared.

Peaches ready to peel.



Now, the skin has loosened, and you can easily pull it back. Using your fingers or a paring knife, start at the “X” on the end of the peach, and gently pull the skin off in sections.

Start at the "X" and pull the skin back in sections.

The skin comes right off.


This is the easiest way to peel peaches!

peeled peaches