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Cutting a peach into slices on a white surface next to half a peach and a peach pit

How to Cut Peaches Step-by-Step

Learn how to cut a peach quickly and easily to remove the pit from the center, so you can slice it or dice it any way you like it!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cut a peach, how to cut peaches, how to slice peaches, how to wash peaches, slicing peaches
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 cut peaches
Author Isabel Laessig


  • Knife


  • 4 peaches or however many you would like to cut


  • Wash the peach: Wash the peach under cold running water to remove any dirt or germs. Use your clean hands, instead of a scrubber, to gently rub away anything that might be on the surface of the skin. Peach skin is sensitive, so handle it gently.
    Cut around the peach pit: Using a paring knife, insert it near the top of the peach until you hit the pit in the center. Carefully move the knife down and around the peach, cutting in a straight line until you reach the top on the other side of the peach.
    How to cut peaches - cutting around the peach pit
  • Separate the peach halves: Now that you’ve cut all the way around the pit of the peach, put down the knife and use your hands to gently pull the peach apart.
    Sometimes you might need to give a gentle twisting motion to twist the peach apart.
    If the peach isn’t too soft, you can use your fingers to separate the 2 halves of the peaches by inserting them into the cut portion and pulling gently.
    Holding a peach to cut it through the middle with a knife
  • Remove the peach pit: You’ll notice one half of the peach still has the pit in it.
    Holding the peach half with the pit in one hand, gently remove the pit using your other hand.
    Use your knife to cut away the center portion of the peach where the pit was. This area can be hard and less desirable to eat.
    How to cut peaches - separating peach halves
  • Slice or dice the peach: Cut the peach halves into slices. Lay one half on a clean cutting board and use a paring knife to slice the peach into equal pieces or dice it as needed. Repeat with remaining peach half.
    How to cut peaches: slicing the peach into slices on a white cutting board