Here’s What 1 Pound of Peaches Looks Like

updated May 1, 2019
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When peach season is upon us and the cobbler recipes are calling, nothing beats heading to the farmers market or farm stand to purchase fruit for dessert. If you find yourself without a scale and need to ensure you leave with a pound, here’s how to assess a pound of peaches by sight.

(Image credit: Samantha Bolton)

Educate Your Eye: 1 Pound of Peaches

I use the one-hand, two-fruits test when buying peaches by sight. I look for two peaches that can fit in one outstretched hand pretty comfortably. Then I buy four of them that meet that criteria. Each peach ends up being a bit smaller than a tennis ball.

Educate Your Eye

Our eyes are one of our greatest, most useful tools in the kitchen. They can help us size up everything from the weight of vegetables to the doneness of meat. Educate Your Eye is a series on The Kitchn that teaches you what you need to know to use your eyes for smarter cooking both inside and outside the kitchen.