Learn how to cut a peach for use in smoothies, salads and more.
Peaches on a cutting board with a knife
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There's nothing better than biting into a fresh, juicy peach in the summer. And while that's one easy way to enjoy the healthy fruit, there are times when you need to cut a peach, like for use in recipes like Grilled Peach & Brie Smothered Chicken or Raspberry-Peach-Mango Smoothie Bowl. Learn how to cut a peach in half and into slices with these easy step-by-step photos.

How to Cut a Peach

Before you cut a peach, you may want to peel it. While you can eat peach skin, sometimes the fuzzy skin isn't suitable for the recipe. If desired, learn how to peel a peach before following the instructions below.

1. Using a paring knife, cut down through the stem end (top) of the peach until the blade hits the pit. Hold the knife steady and rotate the peach until a cut has been made around the entire circumference of the fruit. Set the knife aside.

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2. To separate the peach into halves, gently twist the two sides in opposite directions until they separate. To remove the pit, use your fingers, or scoop it out with a spoon.

Close up of hands separating a peach in half
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3. To cut a peach into slices, place the peach halves, cut-side down, on a cutting board. Slice lengthwise into wedges, adjusting the cut based on the desired thickness.

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4. To cut peach slices into a dice, line them up on a cutting board. Make cuts widthwise, adjusting the cut based on the desired size.

Close up on hands cutting a peach
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Once you have your cut peaches, the possibilities are endless. For more on the stone fruit, learn how to store peaches.