How to Skin Peaches – the EASY Way!

If you follow me on Instagram, your mouths have likely been watering lately as I’ve been trying out a lot of new dessert recipes. I’ve been making desserts with seasonal fruits and vegetables including zucchini, blueberries, strawberries and peaches.

A few of the biggest hits were Peach Crisp, Peach Galette, Berry Crisp and Bery Galette. I will be honest with you, up until a few weeks ago when my blogging buddy Personally Andrea shared her recipe for Strawberry Galette, I had never heard of it either. She convinced me to give it a try as I had shared the fact that I have NEVER made a pie, or at least not all by myself before. Making Galette is like making cheater pie, so if making pie intimidates you like it does me, then a Galette is the perfect way to start.

Later this week, I will be sharing my recipes for Peach or Berry Crisp and Peach or Berry Galette and I cannot wait to hear your thoughts once you make them in your home!

Anyhow, I digress, because before I share instructions for how to make crisps and Galettes, I need to share with you the instructions for how to skin peaches!

How to Skin Peaches

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Step 1: Wash your peaches – while some people may choose to skip this step, I cannot soak my peaches in water and proceed to cut them knowing that they really are quite dirty! Some people believe that cutting a cross at the bottom of the peach prior to Step 2 makes for easier peeling, I personally don’t find that it makes that much of a difference.

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Step 2: Submerge peaches into boiling water for approximately 1 minute or until they start to turn colour slightly.

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Step 3: Using a slotted spoon, take peaches out of boiling water and submerge them into ice water until they are cool enough to touch.

Apparently, I need to go back to Kindergarten, because I clearly cannot count. The 1-2-3 step process prepares your peaches for peeling. Of course, there is one final step, but this is the easiest step of all, I promise!
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Simply use your fingers or a paring knife if you prefer and literally peel the skin off of the peaches. After this step, I cut the peaches into a bowl and prepare them for the next step in whatever dessert I am planning to create.

Have you ever tried this step for how to skin peaches before?

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33 Responses to How to Skin Peaches – the EASY Way!

  1. Kelly O'Malley says:

    My grandmother used to can peaches every year. She would boil the peaches and then put her hand into the water (while boiling) and would grab the skin and it would come right off. I tried to skin a peach and my hands were like…no way. SO hot. My grandmother was a rockstar! love the idea of putting in ice to cool it back down quickly to make peeling easier.

  2. DARLENE W says:

    With the WINONA PEACH FESTIVAL this weekend, (22,23,24) a lot of peaches will be made into all sorts of things, I am sure the people who make the peach pies have got this down pat

  3. Heidi C. says:

    I have done this before and found the technique worked well.

  4. Cheryl says:

    I never knew how to do this until now! Thanks so much for this.

  5. Chantal A says:

    I am going to try this next time

  6. Laurie P says:

    ya learn something new everyday…thank you!

  7. Karin Dollery says:

    I am so going to do this when I make my `peach cobbler`on the weekend. Thank you

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    great way to peel peaches!!

  9. Yuen Ch says:

    Nice, I am gonna try this!

  10. Lee-Ann says:

    Perfect. I can’t eat a peach with the skin on – the texture drives me crazy!

  11. Matthew Tully says:

    Good to know! I love peaches and have been seeing your awesome recipes. .. yumm I must give this a try.

  12. Wanda Tracey says:

    I think this is the perfect way to peel peaches and I love all your awesome peach recipes you post too.Thank you so much.

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  14. Nicole says:

    This is so handy to know!

  15. Amy says:

    This is good to know. I’m going to try it.

  16. Amy Lovell says:

    Thanks! This looks so easy! I’m planning on doing canning next weekend so this tip will come in handy !

  17. kathy downey says:

    Thanks I do a lot of bottling in Sept.will try this

  18. DARLENE W says:

    The time of the year for preserving and canning is upon us. Thank you for the tips

  19. Thank you this will help so much when I make my pies for Labor Day.

  20. Nena Sinclair says:

    This is good to know, it’ll make my life a little easier! 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  21. DARLENE W says:


  22. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the tip! I love easy

  23. Terri says:

    Thank you for sharing this. It seems like a super easy way to skin peaches.

  24. elizamatt says:

    I had the best peaches ever that I bought at a farm in the Okanagan valley. They were brilliant – lovely, sweet and delicious. I’ve made a note of how to peel peaches easily as I’ve never done that before but your peach muffins sound so good 🙂

  25. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing any tip that makes things easier

  26. kathy downey says:

    Thanks i cant believe how much time this saves!

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