How to Cut Peaches

By Rena Awada | Updated On December 13, 2022

Cutting peaches is quite easy to do. All you need is a cutting board, knife, and your peaches! In this tutorial, we teach you exactly how to slice tasty sweet peaches so you can enjoy them as snacks or additions to other recipes!

Ever wondered how to cut a peach? We have you covered. There are endless ways to slice peaches, and today, we are covering the most basic way: slices. This how-to-cut peach tutorial is super easy, and you’ll be able to munch on your favorite juicy fruit in no time.

Peaches come in different varieties and sizes, and if you’ve ever been to a farmers’ market, then you’ve seen the different options to choose from. We love to use peaches for different types of baked goods, overnight oats, oatmeal, bread, salads–the list goes on.

Packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy minerals, peaches are nutritious and perfect for whenever you’re wanting to have more mindful snacks around the house. A single peach contains vitamin C, potassium, and B-complex vitamins; so you can feel good about eating this sweet fruit.

one peach in two halves

How To Keep Peaches Fresh

Store ripe peaches in a bag with large holes in the refrigerator to maintain freshness. If not storing the peaches in the refrigerator, then store them in a bag away from other fruits.

How To Keep Peaches From Turning Brown

To prevent your sliced peaches from turning brown, just spritz them with citruses such as lemon, lime, or pineapple. You’ll want to do this if you’re planning on storing the slices in the refrigerator for a few days.

slicing the peach atop a cutting board

Freezing Fresh Peaches

After slicing the peaches into slices, store them in a freezer-safe bag and place them in the freezer. Frozen sliced peaches will remain fresh for up to four months.

How To Cut a Peach Into Slices

First, prepare your workstation and gather the cutting board and sharp knife. Keep a napkin or linen close to you to wipe away any juices from the peaches.

Next, grab a peach and, with a knife, carefully slice down the peach while cutting around the stone. Cut all the way down to the bottom of the peach.

Next, with your hands, pull apart the peach into two halves as shown below. The stone will still be intact within the fruit.

Carefully, remove the peach stone with your knife then discard. Next, place the peach flat on the cutting board, and begin to slice the peach into individual slices.

Repeat with each peach until you have sliced all the peaches. Now, you’re ready to enjoy the sweet flavors of the peaches. Serve immediately or save for later!

Enjoy sliced peaches by grilling them, placing them in salads, or baking them–there are so many options!

two bowls filled with peach slices

Peach Varieties

There are two main types of peaches: freestone and clingstone. The above tutorial is for freestone peaches as the pit is much easier to remove. Clingstone peaches have stones or pits that are more difficult to remove.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the easiest way to cut a peach?

The above tutorial is the easiest way to cut a peach! Cutting around the pit and pulling the peach apart into two halves is the easiest method.

Do you peel peaches before cutting?

You can leave the skin on or remove it from the peach before cutting. If enjoying the peach without the skin, then it will be easier to peel the skin prior to slicing the peach.

Should peaches be refrigerated?

If your peaches are ripe or in slices, then yes, you should refrigerate your peaches! Placing the peaches in the fridge helps them stay fresh longer.

one bowl with peaches

Try These Recipes With Peaches

Just swap the ingredients for peaches in these recipes. You can also just add the peaches to the recipes for an extra layer of deliciousness.

two bowls filled with peaches

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How To Cut Peaches

Cutting peaches is quite easy to do. All you need is a cutting board, knife, and your peaches! In this tutorial, we teach you exactly how to slice tasty sweet peaches so you can enjoy them as snacks or additions to other recipes!
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Course: ingredient
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 peach
Author: Rena

Equipment

  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife

Ingredients

  • 1 peach

Instructions

  • Grab a peach and, with a knife, carefully slice down the peach while cutting around the stone. Cut all the way down to the bottom of the peach.
  • Next, with your hands, pull apart the peach into two halves. The stone will still be intact within the fruit.
  • Carefully, remove the peach stone with your knife then discard. Next, place the peach flat on the cutting board, and begin to slice the peach into individual slices.
  • Repeat with each peach until you have sliced all the peaches.

Notes

  • Peaches should be firm to the touch to be a perfect candidate for slicing and cutting 
  • Frozen sliced peaches will remain fresh for up to four months.
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