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3 Best Ways to Freeze Peaches (And Keep Them Fresh)

Today is all about the 3 best ways to freeze peaches in order to keep them fresh and well preserved. I’ll be showing you how to freeze both sliced peaches with and without syrup, as well as how to quickly and easily freeze whole peaches too.

How to Freeze Peaches

Here’s how to freeze peaches with syrup:

  • Combine the water and sugar. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar.
  • Simmer. Simmer the mixture over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Cool. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Prepare the jars. Fill the jars that you’ll be using with sliced peaches.
  • Pour. Pour the syrup over top of the peaches.
  • Freeze. Cover the jars with lids and freeze.

How To Freeze Peaches

How To Freeze Peaches

How To Freeze Peaches

If you would prefer to freeze your peaches without any syrup, here’s how you can do that too:

  • Prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare the peaches. Arrange the peach slices in a single layer on the prepared sheet.
  • Freeze. Freeze the peaches until solid; it should take about 4 hours.
  • Transfer. Transfer the peach slices to a ziplock bag and label them with the date.
  • Freeze. Place the peaches back into the freezer.

How To Freeze Peaches

And finally, here’s how you can freeze whole peaches instead of slices:

    • Properly clean the peaches. Wash the peaches thoroughly and pat dry.
    • Wrap. Wrap each peach individually with parchment paper.
    • Freeze. Place the peaches on a baking sheet and freeze overnight.
    • Transfer. Transfer the frozen peaches (with the paper still on them) to a ziplock bag and label them with the date.
  • Freeze. Place the peaches back into the freezer.

How To Freeze Peaches

Learn How to Freeze More Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Green Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • 4 Quick Tips for Freezing Peaches

    The great thing about fruit is that just about every type of fruit can be frozen, which means it’s entirely possible to enjoy your favorite varieties all year round. With that in mind, here are a few quick tips to keep in mind when it comes to freezing your fruit:

    • For best results, you should always freeze your fruit when it’s ripe.
    • Keep your fruit stored in heavy duty freezer-safe plastic bags or airtight containers.
    • If you’re using plastic bags to store your fruit, make sure that you’re squeezing out as much air as possible before sealing the bag – too much air trapped inside of the bag can lead to the formation of ice crystals.
    • You can also flash freeze smaller pieces of fruit on a baking sheet for 2 to 3 hours and then transfer them into a bag or container afterwards – this will help to prevent the fruit pieces from sticking together.

    How To Freeze Peaches

    How To Freeze Peaches

    Do You Need Syrup for Freezing Fruit?

    Many people like to use some form of syrup when they freeze fruit because it helps to preserve more of the natural flavor and freshness through osmosis (the syrup actually replaces some of the fruit’s water content when freezing). This helps to maintain more of the fruit’s inherent quality when you thaw it out.

    With that in mind though, as you can see from the available methods of freezing peaches in this recipe, syrup is far from a requirement when it comes to freezing your fruits.

    At the end of the day, you should just go with whichever method that you personally prefer.

    How To Freeze Peaches

    (Also learn: How to Peel Peaches)

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    How To Freeze Peaches

    3 Best Ways to Freeze Peaches (And Keep Them Fresh)

    • Author: Emma - NurturedHomes.com
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    Ingredients

    With Syrup:

    • 4 peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced 
    • 1 cup water 
    • ¼ cup sugar

    Without Syrup:

    • 4 peaches, pitted and sliced

    Whole Peaches: 

    • 4 peaches 
    • parchment paper

    Instructions

    With Syrup: 

    1. In a small saucepan combine the water and sugar. 
    2. Simmer over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. 
    3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. 
    4. Fill the jars with sliced peaches. 
    5. Pour the syrup over peaches. 
    6. Cover with a lid and freeze.

    Without Syrup: 

    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    2. Arrange the peach slices in a single layer on the prepared sheet. 
    3. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours. 
    4. Transfer the frozen peaches to a ziplock bag labeled with the date. 
    5. Return to the freezer.

    Whole Peaches: 

    1. Wash the peaches thoroughly and pat dry.
    2. Wrap each peach with parchment paper. 
    3. Place on a baking sheet and freeze overnight. 
    4. Transfer the frozen peaches, with paper still on them, to a ziplock bag labeled with the date.
    5. Return to the freezer.

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