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How to Scald, Stone, and Peel a Peach

How to Scald, Stone, and Peel a Peach

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Cooking 101, How To
Calories 39 kcal


  • Peach


  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Using a slotted spoon, immerse the peach in the boiling water, about 10 seconds.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer the peach to a bowl of cold water. “This loosens the skin. If peaches are less ripe, leave in the boiling water longer”
  • With a small knife, cut the peach in half, using the indentation on one side of the peach as a guide.
  • Using both hands, give a quick, sharp twist to each half to loosen it from the stone. “If the peach clings, loosen the flesh from the stone with a knife.”
  • Lift or scoop out the stone with a small knife and discard it.
  • Peel off the skin from the peach halves. “Skin peels off in several pieces”  
Keyword Practical Tips