How to Freeze Peaches
Freezing peaches is a great way to enjoy fresh peach flavor in the winter and it's easier to do than you might think with this step by step tutorial.
Servings: 1 quart
- 1 quart Peaches
- 2/3 cup Sugar
- 3 teaspoons Fruit Protector
Wash the peaches
In a boiling pot of water simmer a few peaches at a time for 30 seconds
Remove from boiling water and add to an ice bath. Let sit for 3 minutes.
While the peaches are cooling make the soaking liquid. Mix 1 quart of water with 1 teaspoon fruit fresh. Stir and set aside.
Remove one peach from the ice bath. Peel, the skin should slip off easily.
Then cut into slices and remove from pit.
Add the sliced peaches to the soaking liquid.
Repeat for other peaches.
In a small bowl mix 2/3 cup sugar with remaining 2 teaspoons of fruit fresh.
Measure out 1 quart of prepared sliced peaches into a bowl and sprinkle with sugar mixture.
Stir to moisten the sugar.
Let sit 10 minutes.
Add peaches and syrup to a freezer container or freezer bag. Remove as much air as you can and seal.
Label with peaches and date. Freeze.
Freestone peaches are easier to work with since they come off the pit more easily than cling peaches.
When ready to use your peaches, remove from the freezer and let thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Use as fresh peaches once thawed.