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Peach is a delicious fruit, contains many nutrients and is loved by many people. However, peaches only have delicious fruit in the summer. In the remaining seasons, fresh peaches will not taste good and the pulp will be thin. What should you do to have peaches for your recipe in winter? You can freeze it. KITCHENBAR will share with you how to freeze peaches in this article!

How to Freeze Peaches?

As mentioned, peaches can be an ingredient for many different recipes. You can make juice, mix wine, make jam, make cakes,… However, not every season you can enjoy delicious peaches. According to the development process of the peach tree, it only bears fruit in the summer. And of course this is also the time when the peaches are the best.

The best how to freeze peaches for you
The best how to freeze peaches for you

You would probably assume that you can buy peaches at the supermarket any time of the year. You’re right! But peaches that are not in summer will not taste good, their taste is not as great as peaches in season. In particular, they are also very expensive because they are out-of-season fruits.

What do you do when you want to make peach jam in winter? I think you wouldn’t want to spend a fortune on peaches that aren’t the best. You might have a better way of doing it with more delicious peaches. Those are freeze peaches. So, how to freeze peaches?

KITCHENBAR will show you how to freeze peaches quickly, efficiently, and deliciously.

However, there are many people who prefer to leave the peach skin intact in their dishes and others want to remove the peach skin. So I’m going to have 3 recipes with freeze peaches with and without the peel.

Freeze peaches with peach skins

Don’t worry you won’t be able to remove the peach skin if you want to when following this recipe. You can still remove peach skins easily after freezing. You just need to take it out for about 5-10 minutes to be able to peel the peaches.

You can still remove peach skins easily after freezing
You can still remove peach skins easily after freezing
  • Step 1: First, choose the freshest peaches, be careful not to be crushed or damaged. You should also choose your favorite peach because there are many different types of peaches so their taste is also different. Then wash the peaches with water, with the peach with a lot of hair, it should be washed more carefully because we do not remove the peach skin. You can also soak whole peaches in salt water to remove chemicals if you buy peaches from an unreliable place!
  • Step 2: Separate the seeds and cut the peaches. The easiest way to separate the peach seeds from the fruit flesh without crushing. That is using a small paring knife to cut the fruit along the line on the peach. Note that cut close to the seed. Then use both hands to take the two cut parts of the peach, rotate the two parts to opposite sides. That way you can easily split the peaches. Next, use a spoon to scoop or separate the peach seeds. Use a knife to slice peaches to your liking. You can also leave half a peach if you want.
Arrange the peaches in turn on the tray and put in the freezer compartment
Arrange the peaches in turn on the tray and put in the freezer compartment
  • Step 3: Make a solution with water and lemon juice to soak peaches for 5 minutes. This step will help keep your peaches from darkening and retain their beautiful color. You can use a variety of ways to keep peaches from darkening. But the best way is still to use lemon, it is good for both the taste and the taste of frozen peaches.
  • Step 4: After 5 minutes, take out the peaches, wash and dip them in clean water once to avoid making the peaches too sour. Prepare a few trays covered with parchment paper on top. Arrange the peaches in turn on the tray and put in the freezer compartment. You should let the peaches freeze completely, which can take about 3-4 hours depending on the thickness of the peach. This will help keep your peaches from sticking together. Will be easy to take out for use.
  • Step 5: Remove peaches from the tray and place in the freezer bag. You can put them in glass containers or other types of freezer storage boxes. But I still recommend a freezer bag. You can suck all the air inside the bag out. Removing all the air from the bag can preserve peaches a lot longer.
  • Step 6: Be sure to stick a piece of paper with the date you made your frozen peaches so you can see when they can be used. Put the bag/box of frozen peaches in the freezer. Can be stored for up to 1 year. Take out whenever you want to use it.

With just a few simple steps, you have a large amount of digging to save for the whole year. All recipes from peaches are always waiting for you.

Freeze peaches with peaches without skin

Very simply to make frozen peaches without the peel
Very simply to make frozen peaches without the peel

Many people can’t use peach peels or they don’t like peach peels appearing in their dishes. Very simply, we can make frozen peaches without the peel.

  • Step 1: It’s still to choose delicious, undamaged peaches and the type of peach you love. Then wash the peaches with water. You can choose to brine or not because we’ll be removing the peach skins shortly!
  • Step 2: Remove the peach skin. Prepare a pot of boiled water and a bowl of cold water with ice. Then use a knife to lightly poke the top of the peach in the shape of a “+” sign. Drop the peaches into the pot of boiling water for 15 seconds. Remember to turn the peach over so that all sides are exposed to the hot water. Work quickly and gently to avoid crushing the peach. Then quickly remove the peaches from the pot with a sieve or a ladle with holes. Immediately place the peaches in a bowl of cold water to harden the peaches and prevent them from crushing. Next, thanks to the previous notches to peel the peaches easier. Peel off the peach skin, remember to be gentle so that the peaches are not crushed.
Separate the seeds
Separate the seeds
  • Step 3: Separate the seeds and cut the peaches. Using a small paring knife, bring the tip of the knife to cut along the fruit along the line on the peach. Note that cut close to the seed. Then use both hands to take the two cut parts of the peach, rotate the two parts to opposite sides. That way you can easily split the peaches. Next, use a spoon to scoop or separate the peach seeds. Use a knife to slice peaches to your liking. You can also leave half a peach if you want.
Use a knife to lightly poke the top of the peach in the shape of a "+" sign
Use a knife to lightly poke the top of the peach in the shape of a “+” sign
  • Step 4: Make a solution with water and lemon juice to soak peaches for 5 minutes. This step will help keep your peaches from darkening and retain their beautiful color. You can use a variety of ways to keep peaches from darkening. But the best way is still to use lemon, it is good for the taste of frozen peaches.
  • Step 5: After 5 minutes, take out the peaches, wash and dip them in clean water once to avoid making the peaches too sour. Prepare a few trays covered with parchment paper on top. Arrange the peaches in turn on the tray and put in the freezer compartment. You should let the peaches freeze completely, which can take about 3-4 hours depending on the thickness of the peach. This will help keep your peaches from sticking together. Will be easy to take out for use.
Peel off the peach skin
Peel off the peach skin
  • Step 6: Remove peaches from the tray and put in the freezer bag. You can put them in glass containers or other types of freezer storage boxes. But I still recommend a freezer bag. You can suck all the air inside the bag out. Removing all the air from the bag can preserve peaches a lot longer.
  • Step 7: Be sure to stick a piece of paper with the date you made your frozen peaches so you can see when they can be used. Put the bag/box of frozen peaches in the freezer. Can be stored for up to 1 year. Take out whenever you want to use it.

In addition to freezing peaches when slicing and removing the seeds, there is another way to freeze peaches. That is freezing whole peaches.

Freeze peaches with whole peaches

If you don’t want to have to chop or soak peaches to make them less dark, you can freeze whole peaches.

  • Step 1: First, choose the freshest peaches, be careful not to be crushed or damaged. You should also choose your favorite peach because there are many different types of peaches so their taste is also different. Then wash the peaches with water, with the peach with a lot of hair, it should be washed more carefully because we do not remove the peach skin. You can also soak whole peaches in salt water to remove chemicals if you buy peaches from an unreliable place!
Put all the parchment-wrapped peaches in a freezer bag or glass container
Put all the parchment-wrapped peaches in a freezer bag or glass container
  • Step 2: Let the peaches drain, then wrap each peach with parchment paper. You should wrap the whole fruit for best freezing.
  • Step 3: Put all the parchment-wrapped peaches in a freezer bag or glass container. Closed and completely drained from the inside, the less air the peaches are preserved, the better.
  • Step 4: Be sure to stick a piece of paper with the date you made your frozen peaches so you can see when they can be used. Put the peaches in the refrigerator to freeze. You can freeze peaches for 1 year.

Although freezing whole peaches is quite quick, it will also make it difficult to process frozen peaches. You can’t cook frozen peaches right away or out of the fridge right away because you have to separate the seeds. Usually, the way to freeze seeded peaches can be directly processed by frozen peaches. But with this method, you have to wait for the peaches to defrost before you can get the seeds out.

Take your time and choose how to freeze peaches that work best for you.

Should the Whole Peach Peel be Frozen or not?

Many people argue about the removal of peach skins and how to freeze peaches. Let’s learn about it together.

Peaches are not toxic to humans and are generally safe to eat. It may even provide some health benefits. All in all, peaches are a great source of energy with complex carbs, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also provide antioxidants that fight reactive molecules called free radicals, which cause oxidative damage and can lead to disease.

Eating peaches with the skin on may offer the greatest potential health benefits
Eating peaches with the skin on may offer the greatest potential health benefits

In particular, the skin of a peach contributes much of the 3 grams of fiber found in a large peach. So eating peaches with the skin on is the best way to get the most fiber. Fiber-rich fruits help promote regular bowel movements and have even been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.

Peaches also contain more antioxidant compounds, including polyphenols such as caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid, than the flesh. An older study found that the peels of peaches contain twice the amount of polyphenols as their flesh. Peaches also have more fiber than unpeeled peaches.

Although more research and human studies are needed, these results suggest that eating peaches with the skin on provides the best protection against damage and inflammation in the body.

Final Thoughts

Peach is a fruit with a special flavor, loved by many people and good for health. However, you should choose the right peaches to enjoy. KITCHENBAR shared with you how to freeze peaches in this post. Hopefully, it can help you enjoy the best peaches any time of the year!

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