My Mother-in-law gave me 2 large boxes of peaches from an Amish auction for my birthday! They were sweet and juicy and more than we could eat before they went bad. I decided to freeze them to preserve as much of the fresh flavor as possible.
I made a few mistakes freezing the peaches, but the method I used worked realy well. We've already eaten a couple of jars, and they were fabulous.
Step 1. Boil a large pot of water. Submerge the peaches for 1 minute. Immediatly transfer the peaches to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking or rinse under cool water in a colandar.
Step 2. Slip the skins off the peaches, and cut into slices, removing the pits.
4. I used a measuring cup to slip 4 cups of peaches into quart size freezing bags. Then I added enough syrup mixture from the bowl to make sure all the peaches were covered.
When I ran out of freezer bags, I sterilized some canning jars and found they worked well too. I can fit more bags in my freezer but the jars are easier to fill without making a mess.