How To Freeze Peaches

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dated freezer bag of peaches

If you put your sliced peaches right into freezer bags while they’re fresh, the peaches are likely to freeze together into a solid block of fruit. So the best way to do it is to quarter the peaches and freeze them in a single layer on cookie sheets first. Then once they’re frozen, put the peaches into gallon freezer bags.

frozen peaches on tray

Since most of our frozen peaches end up in smoothies made in our powerful VitaMix, we don’t bother to peel the peaches before freezing them. But if want peeled frozen peaches, here’s how to do it.

To freeze sliced or cubed peaches:
  1. First, peel the peaches. (This is the easiest way to do it.)
  2. This step is optional, but it will prevent the peaches from browning. Prepare a big bowl of ascorbic acid water (1/2 teaspoon ascorbic acid per 2 cups of water) or lemon water (3 tablespoons lemon juice per quart of water). Slice or cube the peaches right into the prepared bowl of ascorbic acid water or lemon water.
  3. Drain the slices and place into freezer bags. We’ve found that one quart bag stuffed full is the perfect amount for a peach pie. We don’t add sugar to freeze our peaches, and it works just fine, but many people say the peaches will retain better color and texture if you do add sugar. To freeze peaches with sugar, sprinkle with sugar to suit your taste before placing in freezer bags.
  4. Label and date your peaches.
  5. Frozen peaches will keep for about one year.
In a hurry to get your peaches frozen?
This is a little unconventional, but we’ve tried freezing peaches whole, and although it takes up more space, it’s actually been pretty successful. Just place the whole peaches in freezer bags and freeze them in dated freezer bags. To use the peaches, run them under hot water, and the peel will slip off easily. After they thaw for a little while, you can slice them up. The peaches don’t brown at all because they’re still in their skins. A handy time saver!
Freezing Tips
However you prepare your peaches for freezing, place your freezer bags or containers as quickly as possible into the coldest part of your freezer, allowing room around the containers to promote fast freezing. Containers can be packed more economically space-wise after one day of freezing. Be sure to date your packages.