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Freezing Nectarines
June 25, 2013
11:54 am
Allen, TX
Mighty Chicken
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I have some nectarines that I want to freeze, but I don’t know how to do it right.  There are only 6, so it is not enough to can.  They are for my 2 year old to eat, and as weird as it is, he will not eat them fresh.  He will only eat them frozen or canned.  So I need to know what to do with them before they go bad.  Any tips?

June 25, 2013
12:48 pm
N.E. Ohio
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My Aunt Ceil used to have peach trees and we just split them, in half (or quarters depending onsize), and took the pits out, then froze them skin and all by spreading them out on waxed paper on a cookie sheet.  The skin slipped right off after freezing then we let them firm up again after handling, and we put them in ziplocks.  That worked well for some things, but you can also treat them just like you’re going to can them your favorite way, then freeze them in that liquid in whatever container you prefer, whatever size you like.  Can also prepare them as if for pie filling in the right size bag for one pie and have em ready for that too, though I’ve never had nectarine pie, I suppose it must be possible!

I’m not sure how easily nectarine skins will slip off if frozen, they may be different than peaches… you could immerse in boiling water for a few seconds then peal, but I bet you know better than me about that!  Nectarines are not common in Ohio!  lol

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June 25, 2013
7:42 pm
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We used to put fresh peaches into snack bags for my Mom to consume.  No, snack bags are not freezer bags, but we put the individual bags inside a freezer bag and could then take out one at a time as a single serve portion for her.  It was just the right size for her, and might also be for your son?

We just peeled the peaches, cut them into slices or chunks in a large bowl, then spooned/ladled some into each little bag.  We found out the hard way that all we did was make a mess trying to put them directly into a snack bag!

For a few, I might just cut them into a measuring cup and pour whatever portion (1/2 cup, 3/4 cup) was about right into each bag as I went along.

Good luck!

Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!

July 8, 2013
8:39 pm
Bel Air Maryland
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if it is just six cut them up and make a medium syrup cook them gently and put them in a jar in the fridge. eat them soon.

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