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.



  1. Oh, what a good idea! I've been interested in trying to only have local food and this seems like a great way to start!

  2. A terrific and oh so yummy idea! Thanks!!

  3. Yum - great idea! They would also be good in smoothies and blends. My kids LOVE fresh/frozen fruit.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Duckabush Blog

  4. I'm going to have to try this... my boys love fresh fruit and in the winter it seems like apples are about the only reasonably priced option. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I'm glad you all like this idea!

    This is the first year I've ever frozen fruit before, but an entire box of peaches yielded me at least 8 quarts, plus plenty more for eating.

    Twinmommy, I get tired of apples, too. Even though I live in the midst of all these great orchards, and I'm craving new apples now, by about November I need a change.


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