Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Peaches to stock your freezer with this amazing healthy fruit. Learning how to freeze peaches is a great way to preserve this delicious summertime crop.
****If you're leaving the skin on, go ahead and skip to step 5.****
Use a paring knife and cut the peach around the middle to separate. Remove the pit.
Add one layer of peaches at a time to a pot of boiling water for about 60 seconds. Once you can see the skin starting to come away from the flesh, it’s time to take them out.
Remove using a slotted spoon and place in an ice bath for 1 minute. Use the slotted spoon to remove the peaches from the ice bath. Grab one of the peaches and gently peel the skin back.
Fill a bowl with 4 cups water and 3 tbsp lemon juice. Slice the peach halves into quarters, and place them in the lemon water for a few seconds.
Scoop out and place in a strainer/colander to allow the peach slices to drain a bit.
Add a piece of parchment paper to a rimmed baking sheet. Place the peaches on the parchment, ensuring they're not touching each other.
Freeze for 4-6 hours (I always forget them overnight. Whatcha gonna do?).
Break apart any clumps that have formed on the baking sheet and transfer the peaches to freezer-proof storage. I really like these silicone freezer bags because they stand upright on their own, making them easy to fill. You can also label them easily with a dry erase marker.
Frozen peaches will last for six months in a regular freezer or 12 months in a deep freeze.