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Peaches, help!

I cannot help myself, I love fruit trucks. As in old pick ups full of farm fresh crops. This morning I passed one full of peaches from Georgia. I bought a whole bag and they are stunning, juicy, just amazing. Problem is we are going away on Wednesday for 5 days. I want to know of I can freeze the peaches, or make them into a pie filling, that will allow me to keep their peak season flavors bright and whining for a later date. Please advise!

asked by Dustimily over 4 years ago
7 answers 2788 views
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added over 4 years ago

Yes you can freeze peaches. Peel slice and freeze in a simple syrup solution. You may use fruit juice in place of sugar. Enjoy! They're my favorite fruit!

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added over 4 years ago

They are also delicious preserved using hot water bath canning -- we made these from Amanda's old (and much missed) column in the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com...

They are a real treat when you remember that you have them around February!

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added over 4 years ago

Most fruits can be frozen, especially peaces. Slice and ziplock (press out air). You don't need to put them in any solution, that way you can take out a few slices at a time if need be.

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added over 4 years ago

I freeze our gorgeous Jersey peaches all summer long for peachy treats during the winter. I don't do anything to them but peel, pit and slice them. Then into a zip lock freezer bag I have labeled and dated. They don't turn brown, and they're perfect for pies, tarts, ice cream, cobblers.

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added over 4 years ago

I have frozen peaches before in zipper bags and they turn brown on me as the defrost... What should I do differently this year?

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added over 4 years ago

I cut my bounty of peaches in half and remove the stones before freezing. When ready to use, I hold a piece under warm running water for a few seconds and the skin comes right off. It is ready to use in any recipe that way (smoothies, compote, fruit salad, ...)

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added over 4 years ago

Freeze them whole. Here's how I do it. Boil a big pot of water, drop a few peaches at a time into the water and remove them after about 1 minute. Plunge them into an ice bath for another minute or so and slip the peel off easily with a butter knife or your fingers. Let them cool and then place them individually on a tray in the freezer until frozen. Pack into big ziplock bags and squeeze out the air. They last for a long time and can be thawed and used like rip peaches.