When I saw boxes of canning peaches for sale at the grocery store last week, I decided to freeze a little sunshine for us later this winter. Last year when we were at a friends house for lunch she served us peaches frozen in orange juice concentrate... over ice cream I think. They were delicious!
I started with a box of 60 canning peaches.
I also bought 4 canisters of orange juice concentrate.
I put the orange juice concentrate in a bowl. I didn't add any water.
Then to remove the peach skins before freezing, I got a pot of water boiling.
I put three peaches in it at a time for 1 minute and then put them in a bowl of ice water to cool them off.
Next I sliced up the peaches .
Then I put them in the orange juice and stirred them around until well coated.
After the peach slices were coated in orange juice concentrate I ladled them out into freezer bags, letting most but not all of the orange juice drain off.
I put them in freezer bags and with enough orange juice to be able to squeeze out all air pockets. Then I laid them flat to freeze. I did 3 peaches at a time because that is about how many I think my family would use at a time, but you could do whatever you like.
If you like sweeter peaches I think you could add some sugar and use less orange juice, but I like the natural tanginess that the peaches with orange juice make.
So, if you are looking to save some sunshine for the long winter approaching, give this a try :)
*insert photo of peaches and ice cream here*