I like to freeze fruit. It’s so easy and if you freeze it while it’s in season you can put it up for those winter months when you’re craving some fruit but the stores expect you pay an arm and a leg for it. Freezing peaches is really easy.
- First, peel the peaches using this nifty boil technique.
- After you’ve peeled your peaches, slice them up. You can dice or slice – whatever you like. Be careful, they are slippery when they have been peeled.
- Put all your sliced peaches in a big bowl and add lemon juice. I had about 10 Cups of peaches and added the juice of one large lemon. This is going to help them from turning brown (oxidizing) when they are exposed to air. If you don’t care about color – skip this step.
- Line cookie sheets with wax paper and spread out the peach slices. We are doing this because we want them to freeze separately. If you throw them all in the freezer in a bag, you will have a HUGE glob of peaches that will be hard to work with.
- Pop the cookie sheets into the freezer and leave them in there until the peach slices are completely frozen. Probably about 6-8 hours? I let mine freeze over night.
- Pop them off the wax paper and put them into a freezer Ziploc bag.
There you have it! These should keep for at least a few months in the freezer. You can pull out a handful of peaches for smoothies, desserts or even eat them frozen!
And here’s another idea – make ahead pie filling! Freeze in pie tins, once frozen, remove and store in freezer bag until you’re ready to make a pie!
Do you freeze fruit?