Saturday, August 29, 2009

Peeling Peaches

If you like to can or freeze peaches, you will want to peel them first. If you have been through this before, you'll know that it is a long process. To save a ton of time, try scalding them just like you would scald tomatoes! The skins will come off without trouble and you will get done much faster!

Fill a pot one-half to two-thirds full of water; bring to a rolling boil. Wash peaches and cut an "x" through the skin in the bottom of each with a paring knife. Drop scored peaches into boiling water for about 30 seconds. Remove peaches and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. The skins will slide off easily!