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If you take some time to freeze peaches while they are in season and ripe, you can enjoy them all year long.

You can freeze your peaches in a sugar solution or plain fruit juice like white grape juice. I choose to do the sugar solution. Just follow the instructions and it will be well worth your time.

Choose your peaches…I started with a dozen.

MAKE SUGAR SOLUTION FIRST so it can be cooling to room temperature.

2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and let boil until sugar is dissolved.

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Wash peaches in cold water.

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Drop peaches for 45 seconds into a pan of boiling water. Immediately remove from boiling water and immerse in cold ice water to stop the heating process.

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Drop into ice water.

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Remove the peaches from the ice water and gently slide the skins from the peaches.

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All skin removed and ready to slice.

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Discard the skins and place the peaches onto the cutting board. Slice the peaches in half, remove the pits and then slice the peaches into wedges. Place the sliced peaches into the large bowl. When the bowl is full, pour the lemon juice lightly over them to prevent browning. Stir the peaches and the lemon juice carefully to ensure the lemon juices coats every peach slice.

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Fill one freezer bag about halfway to three-quarters full of sliced peaches. Add 1 cup of sugar solution or plain fruit juice to the bag. Seal the bag carefully to eliminate as much air as possible. Write the contents and the date on the bag and place it into the freezer.

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Ready for the freezer, or maybe a peach cobbler!

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