How to Peel Peaches
What to do when you have a box of 25 pounds of peaches? The possibilities are endless (baking, canning, freezing) – but most start with peeling the peaches. And although I had heard that peeling peaches was an easy process, I’d never done it before – so I kept putting it off. I finally got around to it this weekend and let me just say, I was silly to procrastinate. Peeling peaches with this method was insanely easy!
Your peaches should be ripe – but not mushy before you start this process.
1.) Using a paring knife, score a big X into the bottom of each peach. Not too deep, just enough to cut the skin.
2.) Get a big sauce pan of water boiling on the stove.
3.) Drop 3-4 peaches into the boiling water, let sit for about 30 seconds
4.) Use a slotted spoon and transfer peaches from boiling water to ice bath (large bowl of water with lots of ice).
5.) Remove peaches from ice water and the skin should peel back with ease!
Wasn’t that easy? I set up a little assembly line and seriously got 25 pounds of peaches peeled in less than 30 minutes.
They are so pretty when they are all peeled and ready to go. . .now what should we make with them? I have some ideas that I’ll be sharing throughout the week. . . .
Have you used this method to peel peaches before? What’s your favorite thing to make with peaches?