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.
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.
Dehydrated. Peel, slice, and arrange on dehydrator trays. Dehydrate at 135 degrees for 24-36 hours. We just eat them plain for snacks!
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.
Lastly, (and definitely not a preserving method!) PEACH PIE!
Next up, I will post my favorite peach pie recipe!