We hope you love your freshly picked Georgia Peaches from The Fruit Truck! Did you happen to pick up an extra box? If so, great choice! Our peaches are so tasty you'll want to enjoy them all year round. If you or your family haven't devoured them all yet (hey, no judgment here - they are THAT good) try freezing some to use later.
Frozen peaches make an excellent addition to smoothies, can be used to make a sauce for pancakes, and work well for baking. To freeze your peaches you will need a colander, baking tray, parchment paper, and freezer bags. Begin by washing your peaches and slicing them (no peeling required). Next, soak the peaches in a lemon juice bath using 4 cups of water and 2 tbsp of lemon juice for 5 minutes. Drain your peaches using the colander and then place the slices on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Place the baking tray in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Once frozen place the peach slices in the freezer bags pressing the extra air out to avoid freezer burn. Freezing them in a single layer before placing them in the bag allows them to freeze individually and not in one big clump. For best flavor and quality use your frozen peaches within one year.
Frozen peaches not your thing? Don't have enough freezer space? Try dehydrating your peaches! Dried peaches can be added to cereal, yogurt, and baked goods just to name a few. You could also make some delicious peach fruit leather that the kids are sure to enjoy. A quick Google search brings up recipes for both - try it!
You can also try canning your peaches! Many of our customers like to enjoy fresh Georgia Peaches all year long and buy extra boxes specifically for canning. With the right supplies canning is easier than you think!
Will you be freezing, dehydrating or canning some of your peaches from The Fruit Truck? What are your plans for them? We want to hear about it! www.MyFruitTruck.com