The blanching method takes just a few minutes and it's the easiest way to remove peach skin for using in your favorite peach recipes or for freezing peaches.

Peeling peaches is tedious, especially if you have a lot of peaches. Peeling by hand with a sharp knife or vegetable peeler also tends to remove some of the fruit along with the fuzzy skin. This technique helps to produce skinless peaches while preserving as much of the fresh fruit as possible.

This technique also works for other ripe fruit such as stone fruits, nectarines and plums. Try this blanching process with tomatoes, too.

Get a bowl of ice water ready, set it aside. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and add in your fruit. You can lower them in using a spider tool to avoid splashing hot water out. Leave them in for about 1 min.

Remove the peaches to an ice water bath and let the cool.

When the peaches are cool enough to handle, begin peeling them.

Try using blanched peaches to make these great recipes: Peach Jam and Caramel Peach Upside Down Cake from Kickass Baker!