Peeling Peaches is easily done! It’s the perfect way to prepare them before preserving. It’s EASY, FAST and you already have everything you need right in your kitchen! How to Peel Peaches.
Why This Recipe Works
- You already have everything you need
Here’s How You Do It
STEP 1. Boil a large pot of water.
STEP 2. Gather supplies, Cut an X on the bottom of the peaches, and submerge into the boiling water.
***Gather tongs, kitchen spider or large slotted spoon for this job. Using the tool for the Peaches you are Peeling, gently put the fruit in boiling water.
STEP 3. Shocking.
***Plunge the Peaches into ice water immediately to stop the cooking process. Allow to soak for 2-3 minutes. Then remove, dry on paper towels and use for your recipe.
STEP 4. Drain and remove the skin
The skill will peel right off!
Why Do You Peel Peaches?
There are several reasons you might Peel Peaches that includes:
- Preparing for freezing or preserving
- To remove the skin for eating.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s about How To Peel Peaches
Why Do You Have To Peel Peaches?
You’ll want peeled peaches for…
- Fruit salads,
- To prepare for freezing
Can I Leave The Skin On?
If freezing the peaches, leaving the skin on will result in a more mushy peach and a bad texture in your mouth.
Most people don’t enjoy the thick leathery and sometimes hairy experience of eating peaches with the skin on.
How Long Should You Blanch Peaches for Peeling?
Peel Peaches in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. You will see it change colors to a bright peach color and that’s how you know to remove it from the water.
How Can I Remove the Skin From a Peach?
You can remove the skin from a peach by..
- Peeling it with a knife
- Using a potato peeler
- Blanching the skin off.
Can I Peel Peaches in the Microwave?
Technically, it’s possible in the microwave, but it isn’t the best way to Peel Peaches because the water doesn’t actually boil like it does on the stovetop.
Does Blanching Peaches Remove the Nutrients?
According to the USDA, no, it actually preserves the nutrients!
Can I Just Peel My Peach with a Potato Peeler?
Yes! If you are peeling a few peaches, a potato peeler is the way to go. However, if you must peel many peaches, then boiling water bath is the quickest solution.
What Do Blanched Peeled Peaches Taste Like?
- Peeled Peaches tastes like itself. You are not cooking the Peaches completely. .
- There’s no taste change, Peeling just preserves the texture, color and nutrients.
Tips and Tricks
- Gather all of your tools, pots and pans and other equipment before starting this project. You don’t want to have hot water bubbling away and not have everything else you need.
- Put water in a large bowl in the sink but don’t add the ice until you are just ready to plunge the Peaches in. That way your ice won’t all melt before you need it.
- Only put a few pieces of Peaches into the heated water at first. You don’t’ want to reduce the simmer with the Peaches you put in. Things will go more quickly if you do fewer pieces at a time.
- Remove the iced Peaches to a colander or a towel lined baking sheet to drain. You will want the Peaches as dry as possible before packing into the freezer bags.
- Here’s where you can read more about Peaches than you wanted to know!
- Choose peaches that are firm but have a slight give when you squeeze them.
- Avoid bruised fruit.
- The peach should have a fresh, summer smell when you cut into it.
- Store peaches in a plastic bag in the refrigerator
- To ripen peaches, place it in a paper bag and leave out of the fridge.
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- 1 lb peaches fresh
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- Put a large stock pot of 4 quarts of water on to boil over high heat on the stove top.
- While waiting for the water to heat, gather your other supplies. Place a large bowl in the sink with 1 Quart of water in it. Do not add the ice until just before adding peaches to the boiling water.
- When water comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium so that water is at a hard simmer.
- Add ice to the bowl of water in the sink.
- Add your peaches to the boiling water quickly using tongs or other tool. Only add a few to the water at a time so that the water does not lose its boil
- Allow the fruit to stay in the water just long enough to begin to change colors. You'll notice the color dulls.
- Remove the peaches and plunge immediately into the ice water bath. Allow to soak there for 2-3 minutes. Then remove to a bowl and coat with 2 tbs of lemon juice to preserve color.
- After 2-3 minutes in the ice water, the skin will begin to peel at the X on the bottom, use a pairing knife to pull the skin off. Cut off what doesn't peel easily.
- Gather all of your tools, pots and pans and other equipment before starting this project. You don’t want to have boiling water bubbling away and not have everything else you need.
- Put water in a large bowl in the sink but don’t add the ice until you are just ready to plunge the peaches in. That way your ice won’t all melt before you need it.
- Only put a few peaches into the boiling water at first. You don't’ want to reduce the simmer with the peaches you put in. Things will go more quickly if you do fewer pieces at a time.
- Remove the iced peaches to a bowl and use the lemon juice, this keeps the peaches from browning.
A VERSE TO SHARE
Giving thanks for all the little things, even peeling peaches!
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”