7/1/14

Freezing Blueberries

Freezing Blueberries is  easy to do. It is best to do it in summer when they are in season and at their best price. I have 2 blueberry bushes, but June /July is great for going to a local pick-your-own farm with the family and bringing home a bunch to enjoy all year long.




I recommend flash freezing them first rather than just dumping them all together in a container and tossing in the freezer. They will freeze all into one big glob and make it impossible to take out only a few at a time.

Flash freezing is the technique where you place foods to be frozen on a baking tray in a flat individual layer and freeze till each food item is frozen, then remove and store in a freezer container. Now they can be grabbed by the handful if needed.

  1. Line baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Spread berries in a single layer
  3. Freeze for about 2 hours till berries are frozen solid.
  4. Store berries in an airtight container in freezer for up to a year.



2 comments:

  1. I have to buy them when I see them on sale and store in the freezer for making homemade blueberry jam come this fall / winter when it isn't quite so hot. No need heating up the kitchen if I don't have to.
    I'm getting quite a good supply of blueberries, strawberries, & raspberries.

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    1. That is so smart! I tried to freeze them to make syrup as holiday gifts last summer, and mysteriously my blueberries in the freezer kept disappearing! hmmm... May need a spy camera this time around!

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