Mama's Frozen Peaches

Colleen Sowa

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@colleenlucky7

Mama the Kitchen Queen! 8th grade graduate, an avid reader, self taught. Married at 15. Had two marriages and 10 kids by 27!

Not a timid cook, won contests, loved making all from "scratch", best cook I've ever known! Mama baked, cooked & canned, but my favorite thing was Mama's Frozen Peaches!

I loved helping in the kitchen, and learned many of her cooking "secrets" & have such fond memories.

But, the best memories were on cold winter nights, by the fire, watching T.V., chipping away with a spoon & eating frozen peaches with sweet mama and our family!

Play With Your Food! ox


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Serves:

40 - 50 half pints

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

PEACHES

25 lb
ripe peaches
1 jar(s)
fruit fresh (use according to packaging, then add a little extra)

SIMPLE SYRUP

10 c
water
10 c
sugar
1/2 c
lemon juice (bottled) or lime juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Fresh peaches should not be mushy, or unripe, but they should be firm and ripe.

Pick or buy your peaches when you are ready to work with them, and do them right away.
2
The method I use for Jams, canning and freezing of peaches is the "blanching" technique, which makes it very easy to remove the peel or "skin" from the peaches.

First bring a pan of water to a boil. And get a second pan ready with cold water for shocking the fruits and stop cooking process.
3
Wash your peaches.

Turn each peach upside down, use a paring knife to make a small "X" on the bottom of each peach (This helps to make peeling the skin off easier).
4
Put scored peaches into boiling water for about a minute.
5
Remove from the boiling water into a pan of very cold water (some people use ice water). This stops the peaches from cooking and helps cool them so they are easier to handle.
6
Remove "skin" of peaches by sliding them off with your hands (I sometimes use a knife to help slide the skin off).
7
Slice peaches in half and remove pits.
8
Cut peaches into desired size slices (about 1/4 inch thick for me).
9
Sprinkle Fruit Fresh over the sliced peaches. I sprinkle several times and stir gently after each addition.

The Fruit Fresh keeps the colors and flavors of the fruit looking and tasting fresh!
10
Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved and syrup forms. I like to boil mine for about 5 minutes.

Add either lemon or lime juice to the syrup.
11
Pour the syrup over the peaches and gently stir.
12
Sprinkle on more Fruit Fresh and gently stir.
13
Divide the peaches and liquid into freezer containers.
14
Put lids on containers. Let cool. Put into Freezer.

*** Wait for a winter night. Snuggle by the fireplace with the kids... each with a spoon and a half pint container of my Mama's Frozen Peaches!
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Frozen Peaches!
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Frozen Peaches!
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Gavin was ill... and I gave him a special treat... he was very happy! ox

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American