Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Works-For-Me Wednesday--Fresh Winter Fruit
I've been tracking this blog for awhile and have finally decided to participate in WFMW.
This time of year there is an abundance of fresh fruit at our local farmers' market, especially peaches, nectarines, plums, and pears.
Why not try freezing some for use this winter? It's sooo easy!
Peaches need to have their skins removed, but nectarines, plums, and pears do not. To remove peach skins quickly and easily, place peaches in boiling water for 60 seconds then plunge them into ice water; the skins will slip right off.
Wash your fruit and cut into desired thickness (slices or chunks).
Place fruit into freezer bags (I used quart-sized) and sprinkle with ascorbic acid (like Fruit-Fresh). Pour enough apple juice into the bag to completely cover fruit, seal the bag, and freeze.
It is just that easy! Now you have "fresh" fruit for pies, crumbles, and crisps for winter consumption. Just thaw and drain fruit before use.