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Welcome to my blog. Front Range Fed is a blog about eating fresh, local food in and around Colorado's Front Range. Each week, I try new recipes, using as many local ingredients as possible. Join me as I discover the amazing things our local farms have to offer, and the delicious ways to enjoy them...one meal at a time. 

How To Peel A Peach

How To Peel A Peach

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About 10 years ago when I made my first peach pie, I spent literally an hour peeling the peaches. “Why on earth would someone waste so much time to make this, no matter how delicious” I wondered, after peeling the last one, the juices spilling over the sides of my cutting board.

It turns out that most experienced peach pie bakers don’t. I soon learned the art of peeling a peach, and life has never been the same. Trust me – if this is your first time using this method, you will be flabbergasted at how ridiculously easy it is. So, here we go.

How To Peel A Peach

1.     Wash your peaches (duh).

2.     Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

3.     Place the peaches in the boiling water for about 15 – 20 seconds (this is called blanching), then remove with a slotted spoon.

4.     Place blanched peaches in a large bowl of ice cold water to stop them from cooking through.

5.     After a couple of minutes, remove the peaches from the ice bath and begin peeling them with a paring knife.

6.     Watch in wonder as the skin literally falls off the peach with the slightest nudge from your knife.

7.     Never again make an excuse to not make a peach pie because “peeling the peaches is too hard”.

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