How To Freeze Peaches The Easy Way

Ripe  peaches for freezing
Ripe peaches for freezing

Peaches is one of the fruits that can be preserved well, and used instead of fresh fruit in the desserts. They can be canned as well as dehydrate. However, if you want the summertime fresh flavor of the fruit to last around the year, then you need to freeze these orangish-yellow fruits.

There are many who are not patrons of cooked fruit in their meal. They prefer to enjoy the fruit instead in their smoothies, along with their oatmeal or as grilled. To enjoy peaches in winter, you need to preserve them in summer. For that you should freeze peaches.

Ways To Freeze Peaches

  • Soaked in the sugar syrup and then frozen
  • Frozen without sugar.
  • They can also be pureed and frozen.

A Simple Way To Freeze Peaches With Their Skin And Sugar

Remove the pit before freezing
Remove the pit before freezing
  • Ripe peaches – 8 pounds thoroughly washed and wiped dry
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 cup
  • Freezer bags –  2 bags og 1 gallon
  • Parchment paper – 2

Method

Cut the peaches all the way around using a sharp knife.

Hold each half of the peach and gently twist in the opposite direction. It will come apart from the single large seed

Slice each peaches into 4 to 5 pieces and place them in a large bowl.

Gently stir in a teaspoon of sugar and lemon juice and toss the fruit well.

Line up the fruit slices on a baking sheet. Ensure they don’t touch each other.

Once the peaches are arranged on the baking tray, sprinkle with ample amount of sugar.

Cover the tray with a cling film and put it in the freezer.

Leave them overnight to freeze.

Also keep the freezer bags in the freezer before packing the peaches.

You need to work quickly and place them in the freezer bags because you don’t want them to thaw.

Place the bags in the freezer and use them whenever you want.

How To Freeze Peaches Without Skin And Sugar

Add Sugar to the sliced peaches
Add Sugar to the sliced peaches

Lets assume that you are using the measure that is given above. You start by blanching and peeling the peaches.

Once the skin of all the peaches are removed, cut them into halves and remove the pits and slice them.

The next step is to quickly rinse the slices and soak them in lemon water for some time. This will keep them fresh for months.

In a large bowl of water add a tablespoon of lemon juice. That is for every 2 cups of water add, 1 tbsp. of lemon.

Gently drop in the slices of peaches and also make sure that they sink into the lemon water.

Drain the water well and spread the peaches on a cookie sheet if you don’t want them to freeze together in a clump.

Put the tray in the freezer overnight.

Transfer the peaches into a freezer safe container or freezer Ziploc bags.

Uses Of Frozen Peaches

Frozen peaches can be used as fresh fruit once they are thawed.

  • Frozen peaches are used in desserts.
  • You can add them with another fresh fruit to make jams.
  • Semi-thawed peaches can be used in flavored yogurt.
  • Heard about up-side down cake. Try using frozen peaches the next time you plan a cake
  • As a topping on the ice-creams
  • Can be used as a topping for the crumble pie.
  • Peach chutney

You should let your imagination run wild when it comes to using frozen peaches in your diet.