Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Peach Season

I love fresh peaches and we're right in the middle of the season! Last year DIL M posted a recipe on her blog to freeze peaches and I wanted to do some this year for us. Because we eat sugar-free, I used orange juice and stevia to sweeten mine. It's delicious!

Red Haven is a delicious brand to use and it freezes well. Eating them partially thawed is the best way to eat it (my opinion!). Out of one basket, I froze forty-two cups in individual containers. So easy to pull out of the freezer, set in the frig and several hours later it's perfect to eat!



one basket of peaches
(I spread mine out on newspaper to allow more ripening)
one half gallon of orange juice 
(frozen concentrate, made to directions)
one teaspoon stevia
(yes, ONE teaspoon!)

I did the peaches in three batches, adding one-third teaspoon of stevia to each batch. Not all stevia has the same strength but do add carefully. It will taste bitter if too much is added. Yummy, YUMMY!

 This is a very simple method to preserve peaches and it took me only two and a half hours to do one basket. Clean-up was so easy!

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Martha said...

don't think I'll ever can them again. I'll have to try them sometime with the oj and stevia. they look great!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Mmmm... sounds delicious. I'm always looking for the easy way to do it. These look and sound pretty easy. The best part? Pull out of the freezer and eat in a few hours!!! I can just eat them right out of the container if I wanted?! Win-win!
Hope you are well today. Blessings to you and your DH.


Beth said...

Those will be really good especially this winter. I love fresh peaches, and frozen peaches are so much better than canned from the store.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

wait - I'm missing something here. You just mix the OJ & peaches & stevia and put into containers right away?

bj said...

You are so smart to do this. You'll be smiling all winter long while eating all the good things these peaches can make. Yumm....
I am following...come by to see me when you can.
xo bj

Beth said...

Very clever and freezing in the small containers makes sure you have no waste when you do thaw them to use!

Jennifer said...

These look so yummy. Great idea for freezing them.

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