My Name Is Snickerdoodle: How To Peel Peaches Perfectly (with a Video!)

6.29.2015

How To Peel Peaches Perfectly (with a Video!)

When my local grocery store had peaches on sale for $.48 lb I knew I had to have some.  I bought a bag full with intentions of making some peach crisp and saving some to flash freeze for our summer smoothies. 
The peaches I bought weren't as sweet as the ones I had bought a few weeks ago, but ripe enough for what I had planned for them.  When picking peaches you want them to have a little give when you gently squeeze them.  Of course, look for any blemishes and holes where bugs or birds have taken a bite. 
Use this super simple method to peel peaches perfectly!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Guess what?  Peeling peaches is super easy to do!  I made a 1 minute video to show you how and I'd love if you would watch it!

Gorgeous peaches!  Use this super simple method to peel peaches perfectly!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com



Here are some extended instructions:
Here is a simple method to peel peaches within minutes!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
1.  With a sharp paring knife, cut a shallow X into the bottom of each peach. 
How to peel peaches in minutes.  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
2.  Fill a large pot half full with water and bring it to a boil.
How to peel peaches in minutes.  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
3.  Place a few peaches in the boiling water for 45 seconds. 
How to peel peaches in minutes.  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
4.  Using a slotted spoon, take peaches out of boiling water and plunge into a large bowl filled with ice water.
5.  Repeat with remaining peaches. 
Use this super simple method to peel peaches perfectly!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
6.  Once all of the peaches have been blanched take each peach, starting at the X spot, and peel back the skin.  It should peel away super easy.

Use this super simple method to peel peaches perfectly!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
7.  If there are any peaches that aren't pulling away easily, repeat steps 3 and 4. 

This is a perfect method for canning, recipes or flash freezing for a later use (like smoothies!).
Find out how to flash freeze HERE!

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