Q: How can I freeze peaches without having them turn brown? I cut a small X in the bottom, blanch them, drop them in ice water, peel them and slice them into plastic containers.
A: You’ve doing everything right except for one step: You need to mix the fruit with fruit juice or a little sugar and add some kind of acid to keep them from turning brown. Usually, that’s ascorbic acid, sold as the product Fruit Fresh, or you can toss the peaches with a little sugar and lemon juice, let them stand about 15 minutes to dissolve the sugar, then freeze them.
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