Without question this has been a fantastic peach season. Since we got our first batch at Good Earth in May, I have been devouring them at a pretty good pace. Alas, peach season is coming to an end so it’s time to stock up and freeze them. There’s nothing like a scrumptious peach cobbler in the middle of a snowstorm in February.
For years I’ve used a very simple method for freezing peaches. In fact, I thought everyone did it this way until I began talking with customers at the store who admitted to being a bit intimidated by the process. Here’s what I’ve done with great success:
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in saucepan. Gently place a peach in the water for 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, retrieve peach and place in cold water for 30 seconds. Gently peel skin off. Slice peach into eighths and remove pit. Fill 1 gallon freezer bags with approximately 6 to 7 peaches, depending on size. Seal freezer bags airtight and lay flat in freezer. Will keep for up to 6 months. No need to add sugar and preservatives.