How to Freeze Peaches
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.
1.) First, peel the peaches using this nifty boil technique
2.) 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.
3.) 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.
4.) 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.
5.) 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.
6.) Mine came out of the freezer looking like this!
7.) 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!
Other posts I’ve done on freezing or preserving fruit or vegetables:
- How to freeze pineapple
- How to freeze pesto
- How to dehydrate pineapple
- How to dehydrate mushrooms
- How to dehydrate strawberries
- How to dehydrate mangoes
- Dried Banana Chips
Do you freeze fruit?
Tammy Murphy says
Freezing fruit sounds easy. Thanks.
Monica Grote says
When I know I’m freezing fruits for pies, I put the bag of fruit in a pie tin and freeze. Once the bags are frozen they are stackable . When I’m ready to bake a pie, I take the bag out of the freezer, remove the bag and put the frozen pie shaped fruit in my pie crust, add a mix of flour and sugar with pats of butter, cover with the top crust and bake.
I freeze blueberries this way too. I love being able to make fresh fruit pies and crisps throughout winter.. I make my own whipped cream for the tops. I use a regular ice cream scoop to put the whipped cream into a cupcake pan and freeze. The I bag the in freezer bags. Take out of freezer 10 minutes before serving and they will be pretty much thawed.
Why do peaches become mushy after they are defrosted.
I know this is late notice, but for next year, apparently you can freeze whole peaches. Check out http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/you-can-freeze-a-whole-peach.
If you have a food saver they will last up to six months and longer in the fridge. I freeze everything, but anything long term like putting up fruit, squash, spaghetti sauce, meat, I freeze using my food saver and the food lasts a long time. I still have some squash from last summer and it still is perfect because it was in the food saver. Anything I know I’ll eat quickly goes into ziplock bags.
I just bought a food saver and have already saved enough just on keeping avocados to pay for it. Can’t wait to use it for peaches.
How do you do your avocados? We have a tree and always have too many all at the same time. I would love to keep them longer.