Peaches are sweet, tasty, and wholesome fruits with a season running from late July to mid-September. Fortunately, you can easily freeze them to add them to baked goods, meats, and drinks in winter.
There are several ways to preserve peaches in the freezer; in halves, with sugar, in syrup, or as a puree. All of the recipes below are suitable for freezing plums, apricots, and nectarines.
How to freeze peaches in halves
- Wash and dry ripe peaches. Divide the fruit into halves and remove the seeds.
- Arrange the peach halves, cut up, on trays, baking sheets, or cutting boards. Put the fruit in the freezer for a few hours.
- Then transfer the peaches to plastic bags with fasteners and store them in the freezer.
How to freeze peaches in syrup
Prepare syrup. In a saucepan, add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Heat and cook, occasionally stirring, until all the sugar is dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely. You will need around 1/2 cup of syrup for each liter of the container in which you will freeze the peaches. Add 1/8 teaspoon citric acid to a cup of syrup.
Pour 1/2 cup of chilled syrup into a 1L container. Layout the peach slices, leaving about a centimeter of free space on top. Close the container lid and put it to the freezer.
How to freeze peaches with sugar
The peaches should be washed, their seeds taken out, and then sliced into pieces. Place in plastic containers, sprinkle with sugar to taste, and leave at room temperature until juice comes out. Close and store in the freezer.
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How to freeze the peach puree
Wash peaches and remove seeds. Place the fruit in the blender bowl after cutting it into pieces. Cover with sugar to taste, then chop in mashed potatoes. Try, add more sugar if necessary. If it’s too sweet, add lemon juice or citric acid.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle