Sometime last week, my aunt said her peaches were ready and did I want to pick some? Free + fresh, organic peaches = YES! Now, what to do with all those peaches with little time.
Nutrients in Peaches: Peaches are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium and are a good source of dietary fiber (YAY), Vitamin A, Niacin, Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C. The only drawback to peaches are they are high in sugar. For me, if it is a choice between a sugary unhealthy dessert and the natural occurring sugar for a fruit, I know I should personally choose the fruit.
We decided to freeze them for later to use in a delicious Peach smoothies or to just eat plain as peaches are a fruit that can be frozen. With freezing, you don’t have to add any extra ingredients to your fresh peaches. It is super delicious to thaw out a bag of fresh peaches this winter. I was surprised at how simple it was to freeze peaches.
How to Freeze Peaches
Before you freeze your peaches, you need to remove the peel from the peaches. Removing the peel from the peaches is easy if you know how to do it right.
First you will need to boil the peaches for about 1 – 2 minutes. Enough so that the peels will pretty much just slide right off.
Then immediately put them in a tub of iced down water. I use one of the sides of sink to do this.
See, very easy, they just slide right off.
As my aunt suggested, I just used my hands to take out the pits after peeling. At first, I was being oh, so careful with it trying to make pretty peach slices. I gave up on that after a few minutes and decided it didn’t matter what they looked like, they tasted the same!
All this junk goes into our compost pile.
Then I used our Food Saver, which is a life saver/space saver when we are freezing in batches, to make small bags of peaches. You should note I have the cheapest Food Saver model possibly made, which still works well but I would love to invest in a fancier model in the future.
I ended up with around 10 bags of peaches even after I couldn’t stop myself from eating several of them!
Thanks Aunt Jane & Uncle Scott for the tasty peaches!
Now what to do with all of those peaches? Check out these 25 Delicious Peach Recipe Ideas!