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How to Cut a Peach

Important information you need to know about how to cut a peach! Use this for fresh eating, canning, preserving, making salads and so much more! 

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  • Fast
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  • Use What You Already Have

Here’s How To Cut A Peach

STEP 1. Wash your peach. Use your knife to cut the peach half way until you feel the pit. Twist the fruit so that the knife slides into the fruit all the way around.

using a paring knife to cut the fruit in half, slices on the side

STEP 2. Twist the fruit to remove the halves from each other. Remove the Pit.  Remove the skin and cut into the size slices you prefer. 

**Remember that you can remove the skin by blanching it! I show you how to do that in this post***

using a paring knife to peel the skin off the peach

How Do I Cut Up a Peach?

Follow the steps above or the recipe below! Read the tips and tricks and the notes section for helpful hints! 

The cut peaches laying in the pie crust

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How Do I Remove the Skin from the Peach when I Cut a Peach?

You can remove the skin from the peach by….

When You Learn How to Cut a Peach, you Need To Know about The Different Types: 

  • What’s a Freestone Peach? 
  • A freestone peach will have a pit that is easy to remove and cut around. Typically these pits are small and loose in the center of the peach. 
  • What is a Cling Peach?
  • A cling peach has a pit that is very clingy to the inside of the peach and it can be very difficult to cut the pit away from the fruit.

Can You Cut Up Peaches Ahead of Time? 

Yes, you certainly can! Cut them up and put them in a resealable container. You will notice that quite a lot of juice will leak out into the container.

You may not want to use this in your recipe depending on what kind of recipe you are using. 

How Do I Freeze Fresh Peaches that I have cut up? 

It is SO SIMPLE to freeze fresh peaches, you simply blanch, cut the peach and remove the skin.

Then freeze the individual slices on a tray in the freezer for 2 hours. Place into your freezer container.

Are You Supposed to Eat the Skin on a Peach when You Learn How to Cut A Peach? 

You can, nothing on the peach skin will hurt you. You will want to wash the peach first to remove any remaining field dirt or pesticides.

However, most people don’t enjoy the fuzzy thick skin. Simply cut it off if you don’t like it on your peach. 

Do I Need to Refrigerate Peaches? 

Yes, you will want to refrigerate your peaches in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Should I Wash the Peach Before Eating It?

Yes, give it a rinse before eating it, even if you are peeling it. This will remove any outside dirt, pesticides or residue. 

A photo of the whole fruits laying on black background with wooden spoon

Peach Pie with a Pecan Brown Sugar Crumble

Tips and Tricks for How To Cut Peaches.

  • Buy peaches that are fresh and a yellow peach color (like the peach at the top of this page). 
  • Good peaches have a gentle give to the flesh when you squeeze them. 
  • When cutting into a peach, you should not see bruises and the it should have a fresh summer smell. 
  • If you drop a peach, use it as quickly as possible. 
  • To ripen a peach quickly, place it in a paper bag and leave it at room temperature. 
  • Read more about freestone and cling peaches here. 

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using a paring knife to cut a peach in half, peach slices on the side

How to Cut a Peach

This quick post shows you exactly how to cut a peach for all kinds of uses!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut a peach
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 59kcal


  • 1 peach


  • Using a sharp knife, cut the peach along the seam down to the pit all the way around
  • using a twisting motion, separate the two halves from each other.
  • Remove the pit
  • Cut the peach into quarters from the halves.
  • Remove the peel with the edge of the knife.
  • Cut into smaller pieces if wanted


  • If you plan to cut MANY peaches, you'll want to use the blanching technique to remove the skins.  
  • Use this technique if you are peeling fewer than 5 peaches.  If more, then use blanching to peel the peach.
  • Peaches are typically cut into 8ths for pies, however, use your judgement with the size peaches you have available. 
  • You'll want to include the juice in whatever application you are using. 
  • Choose peaches that are fresh and with no bruises or mold. 


Nutrition Facts
How to Cut a Peach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 489IU10%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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