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Freezing peaches

I’m not even going to begin to explain why I haven’t written since, ah, February and I’m not even sure what brought me here this evening but I’m going to give it another shot.  You can’t even imagine how many pictures I have taken for “my blog”.  Anyway her we go.

I can say  that  it is still peach season because I still see Ontario peaches in the stores.  So I thought that I was still safe to be writing this post about how I bag peaches every fall.  Well I actually haven’t been doing it that long, just a few now.  A very nice woman in my life shared with me how she has been doing it for years and how come winter it will be so nice to take a bag out of the freezer for my grandchildren.  I am going to share it with you and if it’s not to late, maybe you will be freezing some peaches also.

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First I start by making a simple syrup, 8 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar, bring to a boil and let cool.  I actually made it the night before and put it in the fridge until I was ready the next day for pealing, cutting and bagging.

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Next day when I was ready to stand on my feet I pealed the peaches and cut them in sections around the pit.  You don’t want to do too many at a time because then they sit in a bowl getting all squished and mushy.  I like to just peel a bit at a time.  Then for one cup of syrup you stir in 1 tsp of ascorbic acid, this keeps the peaches from turning brown.

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Then scoop about 1 sometimes 2 cups of peaches into simple baggies and cover with some syrup.  You want the peaches to be covered.

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I then twist tie them and stand them up into a casserole dish so that they are nice and tight in there so they don’t fall over and leak.  I put them in the freezer until frozen.

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When that is done I remove them and run the dish under some hot water long enough for them to release from the dish.  I put a few bags into a bigger zip lock and put them back into the freezer to be enjoyed through the winter.  That’s it!

Now I know some of you will not like the baggy idea but if it’s not for you you can do the same thing into containers of your choosing.

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