I mastered the art of peeling peaches. Now you can too. It's really easy.
Now you can can your peaches super quick. I made 6 quarts of peach pie filling, after hitting the 1/2 price sale at the orchard.
You will need:
-Drop the peach into the boiling water, and boil for 1 minute. Take the peach out and put it in the cold water. Now put the next peach in the hot water.
-Take the cold peach out and pat it dry.
-Cut around the vertical axis. (start at stem, go down and around to stem again)
-Twist and open
-Pop the pit out with your thumb
-Start at the edge, and pull the peel off. If you get good, you can get it off in one piece.
Chop up your peaches, put them in a bowl. Then they are all ready for canning, be it peach pie, spiced peaches, whatever you want.
Watch it in action!
Here is the link to the recipe I used for the filling. I hope it's good. It sure smelled good. http://creativecanning.blogspot.com/2009/01/peach-pie-filling.html