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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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