What's the Best Way to Choose, Pit & Peel a Peach?

What's the Best Way to Choose, Pit & Peel a Peach?

Faith Durand
Aug 12, 2011

Q: I want to make peach pie from fresh peaches, and recipes call for them pitted and peeled.

What's the best way to pit a peach? Then, what's the best way to peel a peach? How can you tell when a peach is ripe enough to make into pie? Have you any other peach pie tips?

Sent by M

Editor: M, here are some peach resources from the archives, and then I'll turn it over to the readers so they can add their sage advice.

How To Select the Best Produce: Fruit
Farmer's Market Etiquette: How to Choose Ripe Fruit
One More Way to Pit a Peach: The Pit Popper
Quick Tip: How to Get a Stubborn Pit Out of Stone Fruit
Naked Peaches! How to Boil and Peel Them in a Flash


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