How to Peel A Peach (To Use in Recipes & Freeze)

Summer peaches are the best when they are ripened correctly and the juice just overflows in your mouth.  We often go peach picking in the summer.

The only downfall is that peaches don’t last very long.  Many Recipes call for peeled peaches.  Here is how to peel a peach for recipes or to freeze peaches.

how to peel a peach

Unlike apples that you can use a peeler, handheld or automatic, peaches are too fragile for this. If you follow these directions peeling peaches will not be as dreadful as you think.


I have found that if you set everything up near your stove top, peeling peaches is less of a chore and you won’t dread when they all ripen at the same time.

Supplies You Need for Easy Peach Peeling

  • Pot of Boiling Water
  • Bowl of Ice Water
  • Pairing Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Extra Bowl for Cut Fruit

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how to peel a peach

how to peel peach

How to Peel A Peach (To Use in Recipes & Freeze)

Yield: NA
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Want to peel peaches in just minutes. Learn how to peel a peach in bulk


  • Pot of Boiling Water
  • Bowl of Ice Water
  • Paring Knife
  • Cutting Board


  1. With a Paring knife, cut an X on the bottom of the peach how to peel peach
  2. Place in Boiling Water for 20-50 seconds or until skin begins to peel back (depends on how ripe your peach is)how to peel peach
  3. Remove with a slotted spoon. Immediately place in an ice water bath to cool the peaches and stop the cooking process. how to peel a peach
  4. Use a paring knife to peel the skin, which should easily peel off.
  5. Cut and use in recipes or freeze Peaches

In fact, the longer you put your peach in the boiling water, the “unripe” peach will peel faster too. 


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