Naked Peaches! How to Boil and Peel Them in a FlashSmitten Kitchen

published Jul 22, 2010
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We love naked fruit around here. We’ve discussed naked lemons at length, and now we’re talking naked peaches. Oh, the indecency. But this method of skinning peaches from Smitten Kitchen is too easy. You’ll get to the cobbler (or the crumble) with less work.

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We’re a little embarrassed that we’ve never done this with peaches. We’re always pitting, slicing, peeling. Pitting, slicing, peeling. But if you need to peel a bushel of peaches in a hurry, this is probably faster. Although Deb warns of slippery peaches sliding around on your countertop. Naked fruit doesn’t always behave, you know.

So, here’s the process:
• Make a small X at the base of the peach with a paring knife.
• Dip in boiling water for about 30 seconds.
• Slip off the skins.

Deb made a beautiful peach and blueberry cobbler with hers. Go take a look.

Peach Blueberry Cornmeal Cobbler at Smitten Kitchen

(Images: Deb Perelman, used with permission)