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How to Easily Peel Peaches

How to Peel Peaches Without Making a Huge Mess

How to Peel Peaches Without Making a Huge Mess
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Few things kill a peach pie faster than flabby, long-cooked skin. Luckily, peeling peaches is far less daunting than it may appear on the outset. A few quick steps are all that separate an exceptional peach pie from a total flop.

buzzknit buzzknit 4 years
I just tried this exactly as written/pictured with fresh, ripe peaches, worked like a charm!!!
billbird2111 billbird2111 5 years
 @Cindy3048650 Oh, I plunged into ice water alright. I'm not the only person with this problem, Cindy. This works with tomatoes. It does not work with peaches. Nothing to cry about. We just need to find a better way to skin this cat is all. Boiling and then ice water baths work great with tomatoes. Not so with peaches.
Cindy3048650 Cindy3048650 5 years
 @billbird2111 This does work with June Pride, it looks like you forgot the "plunge into ice water" part.
Cindy3048650 Cindy3048650 5 years
@billbird2111: This does work with even June Pride. Apparently you forgot the 'plunge into ice water' part.
binny22 binny22 6 years
This is a lot easier if the peaches are ripe. Otherwise you may have to do it again, or use a peeler.
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 10 years
Thats conviniant :)
chancleta chancleta 10 years
i saw alton brown do this recently and was amazed by how easy it seems to work
mollipop mollipop 10 years
Thanks for the follow-up, Yum :-)!
Food Food 10 years
it should work for nectarines and plums, probably apricots, pluots (or aprums - the apricot/plum hybrid) as well. it also works for tomatoes, but you might want to make a small incision at the top with a knife to get it started. hope that helps!
mollipop mollipop 10 years
Hmm, would this work for other fruits?
AlliJean AlliJean 10 years
My mother showed me this trick once but I've never been able to make it work right for me. I guess I'll have to try it again!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Good to know.
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
Thanks for the tip. I can't wait to try the peach puzzle recipe.
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