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Putting August in the Freezer

on August 8, 2017

Just in case you have been given a box of peaches, like I was, here is a wonderful way to put them away for winter that does not involve canners and jars.

One of my sisters-in-law introduced us to peach slush, which is basically sliced peaches frozen with some extra stuff for flavor. When you serve them, partially thawed but still icy, they taste just like a burst of sunshine in the wintertime.

I had a daughter running the camera and two daughters on rotation with the peach operation, so this post will treat you to some inexpert, but authentic photos of the process.

  1. Wash the peaches.
  2. Split and remove pits.
  3. Peel.
  4. Slice. If you use an egg slicer for this, it makes them nice and uniform.

 

 

5. Keep at it until you have about 6-8 quarts of slices

6. Add 1 can of crushed pineapple (You can add this right away, juice and all, and stir             occasionally while you peel. It keeps the peaches from turning brown.)  and 1/2 can           of thawed orange juice concentrate.

7. Stir gently and do a taste test to see if the peaches are sweet enough for your taste.             Ours were just a little too tart, so we added a cup of sugar.

8. Fill freezer bags or containers and tuck them away for the middle of winter when               you need a happy pick-up of summer flavor.

Serve these peaches while they are still slushy. That is when they are best.                   Sometimes when we have unexpected company, we stir up a brownie mix and serve plain brownies and peach slush for dessert. Easy peasy.

Any other good ideas out there for quick ways to store up August? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to put links in the comments.

 

 

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7 responses to “Putting August in the Freezer

  1. Janice says:

    I have friends who buy the disposable individual serving cups with lids. They freeze a mixture like this and then use it in lunches for a husband or school children. It’s also handy for guest meals with everyone having individual servings.

  2. Leah Graybill says:

    Awesome! I was just thinking I need to google how to do this today. I want to freeze some in portion cups for the kids lunches this year. I was wondering if they get freezer burnt quicker in smaller cups?

  3. Jolene says:

    I buy the little plastic cups and do freezer peaches.
    6 qt. peaches, cut in chunks
    1 box sure gel
    3 cups sugar (I use less)
    And 3 tbsp. fruit fresh
    So yummy, and the kiddos love them for lunches!

  4. Bethany says:

    I’ve never canned a peach in my life, I’m lazy like that ☺ We simply add sugar and freeze! I do lots of small containers of peaches and strawberries for school lunches. By lunch time they’re slushy and my kiddos love them!

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