Easy step by step instructions on how to freeze peaches, no blanching needed. This method preserves the peaches up to a year, preventing them from turning brown.
Keyword how to freeze peaches
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 0minutes
Total Time 5minutes
Look at your juicy, beautiful peaches for a seconds. Did you grow them? You’re amazing! You’re also amazing if you bought them on sale because I love a good peach sale myself!
Cut the peaches into slices. Remove the peach pit and compost. You do not need to peel the peaches.
Place a large freezer bag in a measuring cup or bowl. By putting it in the bowl, it’s going to support the bag since eventually we’re going to add liquid to it. Now add your peaches to the bag.
I like to separate my frozen peaches into 2 and 3 cup servings. This is usually the amount my recipes call for, so it makes it easy for me to grab them out of the freezer and use.
Now take apple juice and pour over the peaches to cover.
Now add a little bit of lemon juice into the bag. The lemon juice is going to prevent the apples from going brown. Please don’t skip this step!
Now seal the bag shut. You really want to try to get all the air out of the bags. For this, I like to use the straw trick where you suck the air out of the bag with the straw and then zip it.
Make sure to label the bags so you can easily identify what’s in the bag and how much.
How to defrost peaches: Remove your peaches from the freezer. These last for about a year, but I usually use them up in a few months. Place the peaches in the refrigerator to defrost naturally overnight, or pop in the microwave to defrost in a couple minutes. Now place the peaches in a strainer, so you can remove all the juice. And now you have peaches to use in the recipe you’re making!