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How to Cut a Peach

Learn the trick on how to cut peaches into slices in only 15 seconds! Cutting cling peaches doesn’t have to be a chore when you learn this kitchen hack.

a bowl of oatmeal topped with sliced peaches and blueberries

I’ve developed a fast way to cut a peach in only 15 seconds and I really want to share it with you. Because nerdy life hacks own my heart.

How Do You Peel a Peach Easily?

It involves a quick dip in boiling water and then an instant cool down in an ice bath. This term is called blanching and you can read more about it in this post on canning peaches.

How to Cut a Peach (Clingstone)

  1. Wash the peach. Make one circular cut through the peach, starting and ending at the stem. 
  2. Just like you’re cutting a pie or pizza, make another cut through the whole peach, starting and ending at the stem.  Then make, two more cuts until there are four circular cuts through the peach, rendering it to eight sections.
  3. Starting at the stem, take your paring knife, and cut down, around the stone/pit towards the bottom of the peach.
  4. In only 15 seconds, you’ll have eight beautiful peach slices ready to eat!

8 photos showing the steps on how to cut a peach

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8 photos showing the steps on how to cut a peach
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How to Cut Peaches

Learn the trick on how to cut a peach into slices in only 15 seconds!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course: How To, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cutting peaches, How to cut a cling peach, How to cut a freestone peach, how to cut peaches, how to slice peaches
Calories:

Ingredients

  • 1 peach

Instructions

  • Wash the peach.
  • Make one circular cut through the peach, starting and ending at the stem.
  • Just like you're cutting a pie or pizza, make another cut through the whole peach, starting and ending at the stem. 
  • Then make, two more cuts until there are four circular cuts through the peach, rendering it to eight sections.
  • Starting at the stem, take your paring knife, and cut down, around the stone/pit towards the bottom of the peach.

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12 comments on “How to Cut a Peach”

  1. Super helpful and simple. So happy to have this process explained to me in easy language- made my stressed mom brain and breakfast plate are both appreciative!5 stars

  2. The cutting process makes sense.  But are you saying that we need to blanch the peaches before we cut them as you describe?  I’m confused by your mention of blanching peaches.5 stars

    • Nope, not at all. It was just an aside/helpful tip because when people google how to cut a peach many are also searching for how to peel a peach. It was more of a “heads up, this is also how you do it”. If you look at the step by step directions, blanching isn’t included.

  3. You have just solved a major life mystery for me–I never knew there were two kinds of peaches.  My mom used to always buy the freestone ones, and as an adult, I just figured I lost the touch somehow.  Now I know I’ve been buying clingstone peaches the whole time.  I have been smooshing every damn peach that comes my way trying to twist them apart–but no more!! Now can you tell me why I also suck at cracking eggs? What am I doing wrong??5 stars

    • Ha ha, or maybe your mom was just an amazing peach cutter?

      Yeah, I never realized there were two types of peaches until I started canning. I was SO mad I spent all that money on peaches to can only to find out it was the wrong kind. Now we know!

      I’m terrible at eggs too and I have chickens! It’s a curse.

  4. Haha, great post! That peach looks amazing. Now can you do one for apples? I need a lazy tutorial, since I hate eating apples whole, but I’m obviously too lazy to go out and buy an apple slicer.5 stars

  5. I had no idea that there were two kinds of peaches like that.

    And I love all three of those movies :0)5 stars

  6. I love this tip. I always try to pull the sections off the pit and end up mangling at least half the dang thing.5 stars

  7. 1,000 points for the Face Off references.5 stars