Eat wonderful peaches all year long. Freezing fruit is easy and a great ways to preserve and retain nutrients. Freeze your peaches now and thaw them when you are ready to make a peach pie or smoothies. This is the perfect way to make the most out of your fruit.
In a few simple steps, you can enjoy the taste of fresh peaches even in the dead of winter.
You Will Need
* 4 medium peaches
* 1½ tsp. ascorbic acid
* 1½ c. sugar
* A mixing bowl
* A peeler
* A knife
* A quart-sized freezer bag
* A measuring cup (optional)
Step 1: Freeze whole peaches for 1½ to 2 hours
Place whole, ripe peaches in the freezer for 1½ to 2 hours, until they are firm but not completely frozen.
Step 2: Mix ascorbic acid and sugar in a large bowl
Combine the ascorbic acid with the sugar in the mixing bowl.
Use ascorbic acid to prevent the peaches from browning during the mixing or freezing process.
Step 3: Peel and slice the peaches
Remove the peaches from the freezer. Peel and slice them into the mixing bowl with the sugar and ascorbic acid.
Step 4: Combine peaches and sugar mixture
Mix the peaches with the sugar and acid, being sure to completely coat all of the slices. Then let the mixture stand for 5 to 10 minutes, until the peaches start to release their juices.
Step 5: Label freezer bag and add 2 cups fruit
Label a quart-sized freezer bag with the date. Place 2 cups of the fruit and sugar mixture into the bag.
Place an empty freezer bag inside a medium-sized measuring cup and fold the top of the bag over the lip of the cup to make the filling process easier.
Step 6: Remove air from the bag and seal
Remove all of the excess air from the freezer bag and seal it.
Step 7: Freeze peaches
Place the bag in the freezer. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator to thaw, and enjoy a little taste of summer anytime.
California is the leading peach-producing state in the United States. South Carolina ranks sec
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades