Sometimes—a lot of the time, actually—I buy waaaayyyyy too much fruit. I find the piles of fresh fruit at the farmers market intoxicating, and then the next thing I know, I’ve purchased 15 pounds of peaches. What to do with all that produce? Eat it, of course. But no one can eat all that, so I like to take advantage of summer’s bounty and put some of the peaches up for a rainy day. Freezing peaches is a great way to preserve the freshness for future crisps, crumbles, cakes, or smoothies! And Hefty slider bags make freezing your fruit an absolute snap.
To freeze, wash and dry your peaches. Remove pit, slice into desired thickness, and carefully arrange the slices on a rimmed baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Freeze for 4 hours or more, and then place each slice in a Hefty slider bag. Push out excess air, label, and freeze. Peaches will keep in an above-fridge freezer for about 4 months.
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