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How to Blanch Peaches | Peach Peeling Made Easy

A plate of lovely peaches with a Rada Granny Paring knife.

You don’t have to be from Georgia to love peaches, whether you’re enjoying a delectable peach cobbler or take a bite from one snug in the palm of your hand. But if you’ve ever had trouble peeling a peach, here we have simple, quick instructions on how to do so hassle free!

How to Blanch Peaches

You will need:

Bring a saucepan filled with water to a boil. Using a paring knife, ideally one such as the Rada Granny Paring Knife, carve a small “x” in the bottom of any peaches that need peeling. Place the peaches in the boiling water for 1 minute.

Blanching Peaches in boiling water 1

Using a slotted spoon such as the Rada Cook’s Spoon, remove the peaches from the boiling water and place into a bowl of ice water. Allow the peaches a few moments to cool.

Removing peaches from boiling water 2

Once the peaches have cooled, drain them. Then, simply peel using your hands.

Peeling skin from peaches 3

You are now ready to use the peaches in any way you need, such as baking a delicious pie!

Peaches, Like Granny Used to Cut

Granny Paring Knife

When cutting with finesse is the name of the game, the Rada Granny Paring Knife is the MVP! With a compact size and curved blade shape ideal for cutting fruits and vegetables, this wildly popular knife is unparalleled when one needs to cut with care. Made in the USA, it comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.

Holy Spoon, Batman!

Rada Cook Spoon w/holes

Worry not about draining juices with the Rada Cook’s Spoon w/holes. It’s perfect for draining fruits or pasta, or for serving at the dinner table. The comfortable handle allows for easy usage, and it’s proudly made in the USA with a Lifetime Guarantee!

Moving to the Country, Gonna Eat Me A Lot of Peaches!

For a tasty, easy-to-prepare peach dish, you can’t go wrong with this great recipe!

Homemade Peach Pie

Homemade Peach Pie with Rada Paring Knife

An American classic, this Homemade Peach Pie goes straight from your oven and into the heart of anyone lucky enough to have a taste!

Peach Crisp Recipe

Peach crisp, ready to serve

Crispy, crunchy, savory, sweet, this is something good to eat! Use this dish as an incredible way to end a get-together or as a lovely holiday dessert.

 How to Blanch Peaches Video 

Start How to Blanch Peaches Transcript

Hi, Kristy in the Rada kitchen, and I wanted to show you how to blanch peaches. I was going to make a peach pie and I need to remove the peeling. The first thing you need to do is get a saucepan of water boiling. And then you’re going to just make a slight “X” at the bottom of that peach. And we’re going to drop it in the boiling water for one minute.

After one minute, remove them with a slotted spoon, like this Rada Cook’s Spoon, and then you put them into a bowl of ice water.

So, once your peaches have cooled in the ice water, you can drain them. And then the peeling just peels right off. And with these peaches, I have another video where I make a peach pie. And that’s how you blanch peaches.

End Video Transcript