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Here’s how to make peach puree! It’s quick and simple to whip up with a blender or food processor, and you can use fresh or frozen peaches.

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Want to make peach puree? Here’s how! There are so many uses for this sweet blend, an ideal way to use ripe summer peaches. The best use (we think) is for cocktails: bubbly peach bellinis, anyone? But you can use it for anything. Swirl it into yogurt, or add a little sugar and pour it over ice cream. You can even use it for baby food! The sky’s the limit, here. Here’s everything you need to know!

How to make peach puree

The reason we made peach puree? For bellinis, of course! This bubbly blend of peach puree and champagne is great for celebratory brunch. But you can use it for so many things (see below). All you need is a few ripe peaches and about 15 minutes. Here are the main steps:

  • Peel the peaches (fresh peaches only). Want to know the easy way to peel the peaches? Dunk them in boiling water for 45 seconds! Remove them to an ice bath, and then the skin peels right off. You don’t even need a knife or vegetable peeler.
  • Remove the pits. Obviously! You can easily remove them by hand.
  • Blend in a food processor or blender. Blend until a frothy, smooth puree forms. Done!
How to peel peaches

Use fresh or frozen peaches

The flavor of peach puree is best when you use fresh peaches. But you can use frozen too. Here’s the pro’s and con’s of each:

  • Fresh peaches: Peach season is such a short window in the summer. But when it’s here: peaches are king! The sweet flavor of a ripe peach is like none other. We highly recommend using fresh peaches for the best flavor. You can also freeze fresh peaches and use them later in this recipe.
  • Frozen peaches: But, we get it! Fresh ripe peaches aren’t always available. The conversion ratio? 3 large peaches = 1 pound frozen peaches. Make sure to thaw the peaches fully before using: it’s easy to run them under warm water to thaw. Another plus? You don’t have to peel them.
Peach puree

Add sweetener if you like

Planning to use your peach puree for a dessert? Blend in a little sugar, maple syrup or honey to the puree as well. Start with 1 tablespoon, then taste and blend in more to taste. The sweetness of all peaches is different depending on their ripeness. So you’ll have to customize the sweetness based on the fruit and how you’re planning to use the puree. Speaking of that…

Ways to use peach puree

There are lots of ways to use peach puree! Here are some ideas to get you started:

Peach bellini
The best way to use peach puree: in a bellini!

This peach puree recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Peach puree

Easy Peach Puree

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 13 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About ½ cup 1x
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Here’s how to make peach puree! It’s quick and simple to whip up with a blender or food processor, and you can use fresh or frozen peaches. 


  • 3 large ripe peaches (or 1 pound frozen peaches, thawed)*


  1. Peel the peaches: Start a medium saucepan of water to boil. Once boiling, place the peaches into the boiling water for 45 seconds. Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and place them in a large bowl of ice water. After about a minute or so when the peaches are cool enough to handle, use a paring knife to make a small cut to puncture the skin. Then use your fingers to pull off the skin in sheets.
  2. Remove the pits: Slice each peach in half and use your fingers to pull out the pits. 
  3. Blend: Puree the peaches in a food processor or blender until a smooth puree forms. Taste and if your peaches aren’t perfectly ripe and sweet, add a little sugar, honey or maple syrup, then blend again. Refrigerate for up to 1 week, or freeze for longer storage. 


*If you’re planning to use the peach puree as a dessert topping or for pancakes or waffles, blend in 1 tablespoon sugar, maple syrup or honey. Then taste and add more sweetener to taste. 

  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sohaila d says:

    Can you leave the skin on?

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      For best texture you’ll want to peel them.

  2. Rebecca Whiting says:

    What keeps your peach puree from turning brown in the freezer?

    1. Sonja Overhiser says:

      We haven’t had an issue with browning. If you’d like, you can add 1 tablespoon lemon juice before freezing!

  3. Jo joy says:

    Do you need to add lemon juice to freeze peach purée like you do when freezing peach wedges?

    1. Sonja Overhiser says:

      No, you can freeze this puree as is!

      1. Ferrigno says:

        I am planning on making this to add to iced tea or peach iced tea