How to Peel a Peach

You know how some cooking steps just aren’t worth the hassle? Like sifting dry ingredients. In most recipes, you can just run a whisk or a fork through them and call it a day. Others, are definitely worth the extra time and effort. Seeding tomatoes for salsa is must in my book. Then there are others that are just so darn simple, there’s no reason not to do them.

Peeling peaches falls into the last category. Sometimes it’s intimidating to see that you need to do an extra step, especially if you’ve never done it before. But I’m here to show you how simple it is to peel a peach.

First, get everything ready to go. You’re going to need a bowl with some ice water, a pot of boiling water, some fresh peaches, a paring knife, and a slotted spoon.

Set the water to boil. While it is heating up, cut an “X” into the bottom of each peach with your paring knife.

Once the water is boiling, drop the peaches into the boiling water. Make sure the peaches are fully submursed in the water. Boil for about 35-45 seconds.

Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and immediately transfer to the ice bath to prevent cooking the peaches.

Now the skin of the peaches can be peeled off with your hands.

See! Wasn’t that simple? Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I made with my peeled peaches.

One Year Ago: Massaged Kale Salad, Goat Cheese Cake with Peach and Blueberry Topping
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8 Responses to “Coconut Lime Cupcakes”

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    clstar — May 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    These look great as mini-cupcakes! I am so glad everyone liked them, and I like what you did to intensify the coconut flavor. Nicely done! 🙂

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    Joelen — May 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    What a delicious flavor for cupcakes… and thank you for submitting it to this month’s Tasty Tools!

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    Colleen — May 14, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    These look delicious! And thanks for the note about the coconut cream too!

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    Stephanie — May 14, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    What a great summery cupcake!

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    Ingrid — May 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Those sound good and look even better! Love the lime zest you can see in the frosting!

    That would have been cute to see the KA buckled in!
    ~ingrid

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    h2babe — May 15, 2009 at 12:29 am

    They’re so darn cute!

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    Jen — May 15, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Thanks everyone! They were definitely a hit at the party

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 19, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Yummers, I just made pina colada cupcakes, but these look amazing and I will try them someday. I have never gotten the stand alone foil cups to work for me.

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