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Grilled peaches - Getting the darn pit out!

jan Aug 28, 2006 02:55 AM

Had a HUGE disaster. Everywhere I read lately, it's all about grilled peaches. How the heck do you get the pit out and keep it in one piece?? I ended up with a smushed mess that became even more so on the grill. Bottom line, into the garbage it went!!! HELP

  1. carswell Aug 28, 2006 03:00 AM

    One word: freestone.

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    1. re: carswell
      PBSF Aug 28, 2006 03:34 AM

      Also, your peaches might be too ripe for grilling.

      1. re: carswell
        Candy Aug 28, 2006 04:27 AM

        ditto,there are freestone and clingstone peaches. You want freestone. Ask the seller which the peaches are.

      2. TexasToast Aug 28, 2006 09:38 AM

        Ahh, that must be it. With some peaches, it slips out ala avocado, while with others, it's intricately meshed in! Now I know which to ask for!


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          ESNY Aug 28, 2006 02:17 PM

          Even if you get the wrong peach, I've never had a problem scooping out the pit with spoon. Just dig it in and spin the peach so the spoon slides around the pit.

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          1. re: ESNY
            babette feasts Aug 28, 2006 04:11 PM

            Or a melon baller (parisienne scoop) with its sharpened edge can be handy.

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