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Monday, September 14, 2009

Freeze-Ahead Peach Pie Filling - you'll be glad you did...





When you are finally weary of fresh peaches (how can that be possible?) and need a way to use them up - try this. In the dead of winter, you’ll be so glad you didn’t let them get soft on the countertop because you were too tired. You won’t have to wait for it to thaw either - just pop it in frozen & bake.

I have such generous neighbors - and they have peach trees too! I was driving out of my garage last week and saw a little makeshift stand on a 5 gallon bucket. It had a box of peaches with “FREE” scrawled on the side. Being the bargain hunter I am, I couldn’t resist.

I went to work using them for a special dessert I needed that night (see the post for Single Size Fresh Peach Tarts HERE) and I still had them taking over my kitchen. What to do? I had heard of freezing peaches for pie filling, but I didn’t think they would retain their color, flavor, and texture. I was (happily) wrong about that.

I decided to use my FoodSaver to finish protecting the frozen “discs” of pie filling. Now when I open my freezer I’m actually looking forward to warm peach pie on a cold winter night.

For this recipe, along with step by step instructions and photos - go to:
www.changeabletable.com ("full house" tab)


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