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Peach Cubes

Fresh AL Peaches!

Peaches are plentiful at farmers markets throughout North Alabama. We bought a small basket at the Greene Street Market last week. I enjoy eating them fresh, but there were a bunch in that little basket. So, I thought of ways to put them up and enjoy them this winter. Usually, I slice them and freeze them. Sometimes with a little lemon juice to keep them from browning. I might also add a bit of sugar. Frozen peaches are great for making cobblers, smoothies, peach pies, etc. However, depending on how you freeze them you can end up with a huge block of frozen peaches! Not the easiest to handle; unless you measure the quantity you need for a specific recipe and only freeze that amount in each container (I freeze 5 cups of peaches for cobbler).

I freeze pesto, tomato paste, yogurt, herbs, etc. in ice cube trays so why not pureed peaches!?! This weekend, I made pureed peach cubes! While making them, I vaguely recalled my mom doing this when I was a kid. The peach cubes are kinda boring looking, so I did not take a photo of them. A special thank you to Marilyn Evans for the beautiful photo of peaches available at the Greene Street Market at Nativity. I will take photos when the cubes are transformed in a recipe…maybe a smoothie, daiquiri, popsicle, fruit slush, something.

Peach Cubes

1 pound peaches, pitted and sliced  (you can peel them if you want or just spot-peel as needed)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Put the peaches and lemon juice into a blender container (or food processor container). Puree until smooth. If you want to leave a few large pieces, that is fine, whatever you prefer! Pour into ice cube trays. Freeze. Remove cubes and store in resealable plastic bags in the freezer.

Coming soon…what you can do with the peach cubes!

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  1. Susan Phelan
    August 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Sounds like the perfect solution. And easy! Thanks!

    • August 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      You’re welcome! I over-filled one of the trays, so I ‘had” to eat the excess. It was good – very refreshing! Can’t wait to try them in a few recipes. Hope you like them.

  2. August 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Fresh peach smoothies in the winter! Sounds wonderful! Setting out to do this first thing tomorrow morning! Thanks, again, Katie.

    • August 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      You’re welcome Nancy. Aren’t we fortunate to have such wonderful, fresh produce available to us? Hope you enjoy the peach cubes this winter.

  3. August 27, 2012 at 6:24 am

    This sounds like a wonderful idea for a quick treat for the kids.

    • August 27, 2012 at 8:42 am

      And the peach cubes are healthy too :)

  1. August 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

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