This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about freezing peaches. You'll find step-by-step instructions on how to freeze peaches and answers to commonly asked questions.
Can You Freeze Peaches?
Quick Answer: Yes, you can freeze peaches beautifully without compromising flavor. But first, you'll need to prep them to make the thawing easier, which we'll explain in detail.
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Directions for Freezing Peaches
Step 1 - Peel Them (Optional)
To start, peel and slice the peaches. How thinly you slice them is all about preference. Both thin and thick slices will do the trick.
You don't necessarily need to peel the peaches at all if you enjoy the fuzzy skin! It's entirely up to you.
Step 2 - Slice Them And Toss with Lemon Juice
Put the peach slices in a bowl and gently toss them with a little lemon juice. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is great, but bottled lemon juice will work, too.
You don't need a lot of lemon juice, just about a teaspoon for every cup or so. By coating the peach slices in lemon juice, you'll help them maintain more of their radiant hue and freshness because of the antioxidants.
Step 3 - Spread Out On Tray and Freeze
Get a nonstick baking sheet or line one with either parchment or wax paper. Spread the peach slices out evenly on the baking sheet, being careful to separate all the slices.
Then just pop the tray in the freezer for a few hours, or until the peach slices are fully frozen.
If you skip this step, the peaches might freeze together in one big peach mound, making it difficult to thaw and portion out later.
Step 4 - Move to Bag or Container
Once frozen, you can put the peach slices in a Ziploc freezer bag or the freezer-safe container of your choosing.
If you're using a plastic bag, try to get as much air out as possible before sealing. Not only will the bag take up less space in the freezer, the peaches will stay fresher-tasting longer.