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Peeling Peaches the Easiest Way
Posted by Denise on July 29, 2011
Peeling peaches is not time consuming when you know the trick to make it quick and
If you are like me, you are very busy with family, friends,
church, work and other worthwhile things demanding our time. The thought of peeling lots of peaches to make
something delicious sometimes makes me put off baking until I have more time. Yeah, right. On top of that, it seems
that no matter how carefully I try to peel a peach, I feel that I lose quite a bit of good fruit with the peel when
I use a knife.
A couple of years ago I tried a method that I had heard about
for peeling peaches with very little effort. And it is really fast to do. It takes only the peaches and a pot of
boiling water. I can peel 12 peaches in about 5 minutes using this method and it removes only the thin skin. No
wasted peach flesh!
Select a pot that will allow you to fit in 3-5 peaches at a
time with enough water to cover them without boiling over. Remember that the fruit will displace some water when
you add them to the pot and plan accordingly!
Place each peach (Did you notice I didn’t say “drop the
peach”. You don’t want to splash hot water on yourself or bruise the fruit. J), a few at a time,
in the boiling water. Using a slotted spoon, fish each peach out almost immediately (5-10 seconds) after you place
it in the water. Test one to see if that is enough time. The skin should start to slide right off. If it does not,
leave them in for another second or two. You want to take them out of the water quickly because you do not the
flesh underneath the skin to start to cook, only to loosen the skin. Once the peaches are out of the water, gently
slide the skins off. The skin should come off in large pieces.
How easy is that! And so quick with no waste. Peach pie,
Easiest Way to Peel Peaches
1 Pan of boiling
As many peaches as you
need to peel
1. Boil water in a pot large
enough to cover 3 or 4 peaches at a time without boiling over the edges of the
2. Place peaches, 3 or 4
at a time, into the water and take out of the water within 5-10 seconds or when skin slips
easily from the peach flesh.
3. Drain and peel