Preserving Peaches

Peaches in season are one of my favorite fruits! I get a bushel of “seconds” every year from an orchard a couple hours away. My mom was awesome enough to go pick them up for me this year, and I ended up with these lovelies.

 

Preserving Peaches

Here are our top three ways to preserve and eat them.

Frozen. Very basic, just peel, slice, and freeze in bags. These can be used for pies, smoothies, or eaten plain, half frozen for dessert or breakfast.

KODAK Digital Still Camera Frozen peaches

Dehydrated. Peel, slice, and arrange on dehydrator trays. Dehydrate at 135 degrees for 24-36 hours. We just eat them plain for snacks!

Dehydrated Peaches

Dehydrated peaches

Filling all 10 trays of my dehydrator got me exactly 1 gallon of dried peaches! They are pretty amazing tasting. Similar to dried mangoes in texture and taste.

Dehydrated peaches

Lastly, (and definitely not a preserving method!) PEACH PIE!

Peach Pie

Next up, I will post my favorite peach pie recipe!

 

 

This post has been shared at From the Farm Hop, Freedom Fridays, Old Fashioned FridaysInspired Weekends, Simply Natural Saturdays,  Simple Saturdays Homestead Barn Hop,  Homemaking Mondays, Tuesday Garden Party, Backyard Farming Connection, Maple Hill Hop, and Tuesdays with a Twist.

 

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18 responses to “Preserving Peaches”

  1. Christie says:

    I’ve never dried peaches. I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks for the idea. That pie looks delish.

    • Angi says:

      The dried peaches are being consumed at a rather alarming rate here! You should definitely try it out Christie!

  2. May says:

    I have always frozen my peaches in a simple syrup. Can’t believe I can skip that step!

    • Angi says:

      Yes! It makes the freezing process so much easier, plus it reduces the sugar you are ingesting when you use the peaches later. I was so happy when I figured this out too May! 🙂

  3. I’ve never dried them, but I can imagine they are delicious that way. Plus, anything dried takes up less space. Found this on Simply Natural Saturdays.

  4. Vickie says:

    I love to eat dried diced up peaches in my granola! Yours look great. Preserving the peaches in a pie sounds like a lovely way to use up the rest of them! 😀 Have a wonderful week!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I’m putting up peaches today! I made a peach cobbler with some and it was delicious. Peach pie sounds really good too! Thanks for the tips!

  6. Jennifer S. says:

    Last year I froze our peaches whole. Then in the morning when I made our oatmeal I took one out. After thawing for five minutes or so it was soft enough to slice and chop and the cooking oatmeal thawed it the rest of the way. We ran out of peaches for our oatmeal way too soon. I’m looking forward to doing this again.

  7. daisy says:

    Slurp!!! Thanks for sharing on The Maple Hill Hop!

  8. JES says:

    Delicious, love the idea of dehydrating the slices 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

  9. JES says:

    Hi there! Both of your peach posts were featured this week! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

    http://strangersandpilgrimsonearth.blogspot.com/2014/08/just-peachy-what-to-make-with-all-those.html

  10. Susie @ Persimmon Moon Cottage says:

    I have a question that you may know the answer to. I enjoy the flavor that is in the peach skin. Will the peaches freeze well if the skin is left on. Do I need to do more than washing the peaches the way I do before just slicing them for eating them fresh? I have never had a chance to freeze them in the past because every year I find that peach season has ended when I go back to get some more peaches. Peach season always ends just a bit before I am ready for it to end.
    Thanks for your help.

    • Angi says:

      I would think that a thorough washing would be just fine Susie! Especially if they are organic peaches. But either way, it should work great!

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