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How to Peel Peaches the Easy Way

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 10 peaches 1x


  • pot of boiling water 
  • 10 fresh, ripe peaches
  • large bowl of ice water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 


To Peel:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Wash peaches, and then use a paring knife to make an “X” on the bottom, just through the skin. 
  3. Prepare a large bowl with water and ice.  Set aside.
  4. Place the peaches in the boiling water for one minute, then quickly remove and place them in the ice bath.  
  5. Once cooled, the peel will easily slide off.  Peaches are ready to be used! 

To Freeze:

  1. Add lemon juice to the cold water. Remove the peaches from the ice water, one at a time, slicing them in half and removing the pit.  
  2. Place the halved peaches back into the lemon water.  Allow to soak for 3-5 minutes. 
  3. Allow the peaches to dry on a paper towel, and then place them in an even layer in a gallon-size freezer Ziploc bag. 
  4. Close the seal almost all the way, leaving a tiny gap for a straw.  Draw as much air as you can out of the bag, and quickly pull the straw out as you seal the Ziploc bag completely.  Freeze for up to 6 months.  
  5. Use peaches in baked goods, smoothies, ice cream, yogurt, or to make jams or preserves.