September 15, 2008

Freezing Peaches

It's that time of year...Fresh Peaches!!

Every year I try to pick wonderful peaches at the grocery store and am always disappointed when I get home to find a less that ripe peach to bite into. Well, ever since my sister told me about it, I now order my peaches from the "Peach Lady" and anticipate August/September every year!

Usually I split a box with my Mom but this time I made it a priority to purchase a whole box (25 pounds) and freeze some to enjoy the whole year through!

So, at my first attempt to freeze my own peaches I decided to document this occasion with some colorful pictures that will leave your mouth watering!

Necessary ingredients, storage bags
Step 1: Wash, then boil peaches for 20-45 seconds
Step 2: Immerse boiled peaches in ice water for several minutes
Step 3: Remove fleshy peach should literally just fall/peel off!
Peeled Peaches ready to be sliced!Step 4: Mix juice of choice &"Fruit Fresh"Step 5: Add liquid mixture to sliced peachesStep 6: Place desired amount of sliced peaches in freezer bag and cover with liquid mixtureStep 7: Remove Air, Seal and Label bags ready for freezer!And it never hurts to have a little help eating the leftovers!!


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Look at you being all domestic! I love it, and those peaches look delicious!!! I think you need to make a peach cobbler. And then invite me over to share. :)

Angie said...

That's exactly what I did last year and they turned out mushy when I thawed them. Hmm. I'm eager to hear how yours are. I'm trying something different this year (to be determined!). I made peach cobbler with my mushy peaches and it wasn't bad, just mushier! :)

Angie said...

I just re-read my comment and it sounded really negative. I guess what I was thinking that didn't come across in my comment is that I'm sure - knowing me - that I did something wrong. I'm eager to hear how yours are because I'll bet they'll be fine.