How To Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin’ Pro

Peach cobbler made with fresh peaches = peeling peaches.  If you have never tried to peel a fresh peach let me paint you a picture: It’s a bit like trying to peel off 20-year-old wallpaper without the help of a steamer; it’s slow going in frustrating bits and pieces.

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

If you have never blanched fruit, this tutorial is basically that.  What is blanching? So glad you asked!

Blanch: The process of briefly cooking food in boiling water or steam and then immersing the food in ice cold water or frozen storage to stop the cooking process.

Easy.  Simple.  Purdy.

Purdy?  Yep.  A byproduct of blanching fruits and veggies is that the process brings out their colors.  Purdy!

Let’s get down to business, shall we?

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin’ Pro

Start with fresh ripe peaches.  Look at these babies.  Why is one missing?  Quality Control.  You know, to make sure they’re deeeeelish.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Score the BOTTOM of each peach in a cross pattern with a sharp knife.  This is where you’ll peel the peach.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Scored and ready to be blanched.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Some folks like to blanch with boiling water.  For these very ripe peaches, I decided on a high simmer, yet not a boil.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Into the pot they go.  A stay of 30-40 seconds in the simmering water is all they need.  SO FAST!

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Have an ice bath ready to go, before you put your peaches in the simmering water.  The ice cold water will halt the blanching process, so make sure you have enough ice cold water to cover the fruit.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Brrrrr.  I used a slotted spoon, to turn the peaches because as you can see, I didn’t follow my own instructions of making susre there was enough water to cover the fruit.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Out of the ice bath, ready to be peeled.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Garry was kind enough to peel while I took pics. Look at the smoothness of the skin almost sliding off of that glorious peach.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

So easy!

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

E’ finito!  Look at that color!  That summer peachy goodness!

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Couldn’t be any easier, right?

Happy Peach Peelin’ Like a Peach Peelin’ Pro, mah babies!

 

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Comments

  1. These peaches look yummy! And I have never tried to peel a peach so this will help if i ever need to

  2. :O I am seriously in awe. How could I not have known about this a few weeks ago?!

    I made a peach pie (my first) and I peeled God only knows how many peaches the hard way. I was so sick of peeling after that. This method sounds like a DREAM. A serious DREAM.

    Thanks for this post! I’m pinning for future reference.

  3. I’ve heard of the term blanching but never knew what it was.. I may have been unfocused during that part of home ec. Very very good to know because I’ve been wasting a lot of peaches but not doing this.

  4. Mind blown! Ah – this is amazing!

  5. I have always destroyed a peach when trying to peel it. I had never heard of blanching them before – very cool!

  6. My Mema taught me this trick several years ago. She called it ‘slipping’ the peach.

  7. Great tutorial. Now if I could just find some good peaches. Our markets has been pretty sad. No smell, no flavor.

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

  8. Very cool! I’ve always peeling peaches looked pretty intimidating but this process makes it look simple 🙂

  9. Such a great share thank you!!!

  10. Rocio Chavez says:

    Thanks for sharing, totally going to try that trick on all my sometimes hard to peel fruits and veggies 😀

  11. My sister would have killed for this trick a few weeks ago when she was making her Super Simple Peach Cobbler that I put up on the blog a few days ago. I’ll have to pass along the tip for next time!

    ~Meaghan from DIYfaerie

  12. Whaaa? I never thought of blanching them! I always just make a giant mess by peeling them with a knife! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. AMAZING! No more messing peach-peeling for me 🙂 I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party tonight (7:00 PM MST)! Hope to see you there 🙂 designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

  14. Great idea for a tutorial!! Thanks so much for linking with us at #Foodie Fridays!

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