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freshly cut peach wedges
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How to Cut a Peach

Cutting and slicing a peach is super easy! With this method and tutorial, you can cut a whole fresh peach easily, quickly, and cleanly.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Tutorial
Cuisine: Varies
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Tania

Equipment

  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe peach (see notes)

Instructions

  • Find the natural line near the stem of the peach. Insert a sharp knife along this line until you hit the pit in the center, and cut the peach half in this direction by rotating the peach around the knife. Make sure that the knife is touching the pit as you cut to ensure that each half splits easily and cleanly.
  • Gently twist each half of the peach in opposite directions to release from the pit and separate them.
  • Using the knife, remove the pit in the center. Discard the pit. If want halves, you can stop here. If you want to cut them into wedges or slices, proceed to the next step.
  • Cut each half into wedges. You can also slice them thinly or dice them. Enjoy!

Notes

  • How to pick a ripe peach: It should have mostly tones of golden yellow, red, and pink. When you gently press it, it should give (feel a bit soft) but not feel mushy or too soft. It should also smell fragrant.
  • Peeling the skin off before cutting: You can blanch the peaches to peel the skin off easily. To do this, place whole peaches in simmering water for 30-35 seconds, and transfer immediately to an ice bath. Then, peel the skin off - it should come off easily. Shortcut: If the peaches are already ripe enough, see if you can easily peel off the skin with your hands first. If yes, you don't need to blanch them. Just peel the skin right off.
  • Storage: Store sliced peaches in a container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
  • Freezing: Arrange them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and freeze for 4 hours or so - this will allow them to harden and maintain their shape before bagging them. Then transfer them to a freezer-friendly bag and freeze them for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 489IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg