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How to Peel a Peach

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  • Water
  • Ice
  • Fresh unpeeled peaches


  • Fill a pot with water. Leave space at the top so the weight of your peaches doesn't make it overflow!
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Fill a large bowl half full with water and 2 cups of ice, set aside for the end.
  • In the pan of boiling water, gently set in peaches one at a time.
  • Set the timer for 1 minute.
  • With a slotted spoon, lift out each peach and put straight into ice water to stop any cooking.
  • Let them set in the cold water while you remove one at a time to peel.
  • Starting at the top near the stem, gently pull down on the skin of the peach with our fingers to get the peeling started. The peels should come right off!
Author: Heather Bursch