how to freeze peaches in four easy steps

As you know, I love homemade, canned peaches. You can buy the peaches in season at a good price and then enjoy the peaches all year round. I especially like canned peaches in Dump Cake (yum yum!). The only problem is that canning peaches is a long and complicated process, and it makes a huge mess. It’s worth it, but it’s still a lot of work. That’s why it’s helpful to know how to freeze peaches, too.

frozen peaches

If you know how to freeze peaches, you can still buy the fruit in season and save it for the winter in four easy steps. You don’t have to have a canner and all its accessories, make a huge mess in your kitchen, or spend a lot of time preserving the peaches. (Of course, the peaches take up space in the freezer, and if the power goes out with a winter storm, you might lose them, so canning peaches definitely has its place!)

One more advantage to freezing peaches is that they taste really fresh, and you don’t have to use a lot of sugar to preserve them. They’re great with some frozen blueberries and strawberries. Throw in some fresh bananas, and you have a fantastic fruit salad.

Box-of-peaches

When I was canning peaches last week, I ran out of time and didn’t get to can the entire box of peaches I bought. So I froze the rest. If you find that you have an abundance of peaches and want to save them without the mess, and you have space in your freezer, here’s how to freeze peaches in four easy steps.

peel-the-peaches

Step 1: Wash and peel the peaches. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to pull off the skin, so use a thin paring knife and try to stay as close to the peel as possible.

slice-the-peaches

Step 2: Core and slice the peaches.

bowl-of-peaches

Step 3: Toss the peaches with sugar. I like to fill my Batter Bowl with a quart of peaches. Then I add about ¼ cup of sugar and stir slightly, making sure to coat all the peaches.

bag-the-peaches

Step 4: Mark a quart-sized freezer bag with the contents and date and fill the bag with peaches. Then seal the bag. If you want, you can suck out the extra air with a straw, then place the peaches in the freezer, and you’re done.

frozen-peaches

Sooooo much easier than canning! 🙂

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2 Responses to How to Freeze Peaches in Four Easy Steps

  1. Mary L Keller says:

    If you like strawberry shortcake, I feel certain you will love peach shortcake. I make hot shortcake biscuits or even angel food cake all winter and make peach shortcake. My family truly loves it more then the mushy frozen strawberry stuff. The peaches have minimum sugar and taste like they are picked fresh.

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