How to Peel a Peach

How to Peel a Peach

Peeling peaches are easy if you just quickly boil and blanch them, then shock them in ice cold water! Here's how.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to, peaches, peeling fruit
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Author Irvin


  • peaches
  • water


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. While the water is coming to a boil cut an X at the bottom of the peaches with a sharp knife.

    cut an x on the bottom of the peach
  3. Fill a large bowl with ice water.

  4. Place the peaches in the boiling water and let them cook for 10 to 30 seconds, or until the skin of the peaches start to peel away slightly from the flesh where the X is. The more ripe the peach, the less time is necessary.

    quickly cook the peaches in the hot water
  5. Move the peaches to the ice water to “shock” them cold.

    move the hot peaches to the cold water
  6. Use your fingers to peel the skin off the peaches!

    Peel the peach with your fingers, using the X at the bottom of the peach as a starting point