Blue bowl full of peaches

How to Peel a Peach

Course: Technique
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to peel a peach, how to peel peaches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Learn how to peel a peach in just a minute! Super easy without cooking the peach. Perfect for sauces, salads, pies, cobblers and salsas!
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  • Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water, bring to a boil.
  • While waiting for the water to boil, fill a medium mixing bowl with cold water and few ice cubes.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, score an “X” in the bottom of each peach.
  • When the water comes to a boil, drop 1-2 peaches into the saucepan. Before careful to not crowd the pot. Boil for 30-45 seconds.
  • Using tongs, remove and plunge into ice water. Allow to sit for 1 minutes before removing to a plate.
  • Skin should easily peel off the peach. If not, plunge back into the boiling water for 20 more seconds.
  • Peaches will not be cooked, but kind of slimy. Easy to just pull the skin off.
  • If you've tried out method, come back and let us know how it worked out for you! 


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg