- pot of boiling water
- 10 fresh, ripe peaches
- large bowl of ice water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Wash peaches, and then use a paring knife to make an “X” on the bottom, just through the skin.
- Prepare a large bowl with water and ice. Set aside.
- Place the peaches in the boiling water for one minute, then quickly remove and place them in the ice bath.
- Once cooled, the peel will easily slide off. Peaches are ready to be used!
- Add lemon juice to the cold water. Remove the peaches from the ice water, one at a time, slicing them in half and removing the pit.
- Place the halved peaches back into the lemon water. Allow to soak for 3-5 minutes.
- Allow the peaches to dry on a paper towel, and then place them in an even layer in a gallon-size freezer Ziploc bag.
- Close the seal almost all the way, leaving a tiny gap for a straw. Draw as much air as you can out of the bag, and quickly pull the straw out as you seal the Ziploc bag completely. Freeze for up to 6 months.
- Use peaches in baked goods, smoothies, ice cream, yogurt, or to make jams or preserves.