How to Freeze Peaches Whole? (complete guide for freezing peaches)

FYI: Peaches are one of the fruits that can be preserved with the least amount of effort…

 

They dehydrate well… but nothing beats freezing when it comes to preserving that summertime fresh flavor for usage throughout the rest of the year.

 

This leads us to the question: how to freeze peaches whole? After doing the research, here’s what I discovered…

 

Best Method: Peaches in their entirety can, in fact, be frozen. After washing them and allowing them to air dry, place them on a tray along with their skins and place them in the freezer. After they have reached a rock-like consistency, place them in freezer bags.

 

 

After conducting more investigation, I discovered additional information that is important for you to be aware of; thus, continue reading…

 

 

Are there several varieties of peaches available?


Sure are! Peaches may be broken down into two primary categories: freestone and clingstone. This term refers to the degree to which the peach’s flesh “clings” to the stone.

 

It doesn’t make much of a difference what sort you acquire if you’re just going to be eating them fresh, but if you want to process peaches so that you can freeze them, you should seek freestone peaches.

 

This makes it simple to remove the pit from the peaches, and it will save you a lot of time in the process. If you inquire with the farmer, the market, or the orchard, they should be able to tell you what varieties of peaches they have available.

 

What are the most suitable containers for peach storage while they are frozen? (4 popular methods)


Glass Food Storage Containers: I like the fact that they can be reused, as well as the fact that they stack so neatly in a chest or upright freezer. The drawbacks are that they are a little bit more expensive and that they occupy the maximum area possible.


Jars: Jars Made of Glass for Preserving Food Because we use glass jars for everything else in our home, it should come as no surprise that we also use them for freezing. Take note that the only jars that can be used for freezing are those with straight edges.


Zip-top Freezer Bags: Despite the fact that I am not often a fan of single-use plastics, I do make use of freezer bags on occasion because they are inexpensive and save a lot of room. Squeezing out as much air as you can before sealing the peaches can help them keep for a longer period of time.


Vacuum-seal bags: The space that is taken up by vacuum-sealing bags is even less than that of zip-top bags, even though they are also made of one-time-use plastic. Because it is difficult to reseal the bags after they have been opened, I can only suggest them to people who want to utilize the entire bag at once.

 

How to Prepare and Cook with Frozen Peaches


There are countless applications for peaches that have been frozen. Here are a few concepts to consider:

 

Smoothies – you don’t need to bother about peeling your peaches if you’re going to use them in a smoothie! As a tasty and refreshing snack, all you need to do is throw some sliced frozen peaches into a powerful blender with the rest of your preferred smoothie components. Try out my deliciously smooth peach smoothie.


Oatmeal – Peach oatmeal may be made by incorporating peach puree into either standard hot oatmeal or overnight oats.


Peach jam – I can’t wait till fall and winter so I can finally make some peach jam from scratch! Put one and a half cups of frozen peaches and one tablespoon of coconut sugar into a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil while you break up the peaches.


Peach crisp – do you have a longing for peach crisp when it’s not peach season? This year, there won’t be any issues! The following is the recipe for my go-to peach crisp.


Wine & Cocktails – To enhance the flavor of wine or cocktails, try dropping a few frozen peaches into a glass of white wine or blending up a refreshing peach drink.

 

 

The Proper Way to Let Frozen Peaches Thaw


Now that you’ve frozen your peaches, what are you going to do with them when you finally get around to using them?

 

I’ve discovered that quite a few recipes ask for frozen peaches, but if you require thawed peaches for a dish, you have a variety of alternatives to choose from.

 

The frozen peaches can be defrosted in the refrigerator as one possible course of action. Put the peaches that you wish to thaw from the freezer in a dish, and then put the dish in the refrigerator to let them remain there until they are no longer frozen.

 

FYI: You may use a water bath to speed up the process of your peaches defrosting if you are in a hurry. Put the frozen peaches in a bag that can be sealed, and then place the bag in a bowl filled with cold water.

 

Check on the defrosting peaches on a regular basis and replace the water in the container until the peaches are no longer frozen.

 

How Do You Keep Peaches From Turning Brown When Frozen?


When frozen, fresh peaches that have been chopped will turn brown if they are not handled to prevent oxidation…

To avoid this, you should simply treat them with a citrus product of some kind, such as lemon juice, citric acid (powdered), crushed-up vitamin C pills, or fruit fresh off the tree.

 

I want to make jam, but I’m wondering if I can freeze fresh peaches beforehand…


Absolutely! For jam, frozen fruit works just as well as fresh, and if you freeze your peaches first, you’ll have more freedom over when you make the jam… this is my favorite canning technique.

 

It’s the hottest time of the year around here, which is peach season, so it’s lovely to be able to have preserves boiling on the stove all afternoon on a day that’s a little bit cooler.

 

Related Questions:


1. Can peaches be frozen without adding lemon juice first?

 

Best Method:

 

  • Peaches need to be peeled and sliced.

  • Create a solution by dissolving sugar in water and making sugar water.

  • Put the peach slices in a jar that can go in the freezer.

  • Peaches should be submerged in a sugar-water solution.

  • Freeze.

2. Can peaches be frozen with sugar added to them?

 

Place a single layer of peaches in the bottom of a container that is either a pint or a quart in size. Sugar should be sprinkled on top sparingly, and then the stacking process should be repeated, with a headspace of 1/2 inch for pints and 1 inch for quarts. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes or until juicy before freezing.

 

Final Thoughts


What exactly did we study in class today?

 

We now know that peaches can be frozen in their whole. Place them on a plate with their skins attached after washing and letting them air dry… then, freeze them.

 

Put them in freezer bags until they acquire a consistency similar to that of a rock. Fresh peaches that have been cut will also turn brown when frozen if they are not treated to stop oxidation.

 

Simply provide a citrus-based remedy, such as lemon juice, citric acid (powdered), crushed vitamin C tablets, or fruit straight off the tree, to prevent this from happening. Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness and respect! Until next time.

How to Freeze Peaches Whole? (complete guide for freezing peaches)