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How to Freeze Fresh Blueberries

July 26, 2017

 

blueberries in a colander

 

My family and I recently went blueberry picking at a local organic blueberry farm called Wilson’s Organic Bluberries.

This is our second year blueberry picking, I’m ashamed to say we have never gone before. The blueberries we pick at this farm are unlike any blueberries I have ever seen or eaten. They’re huge, sweet and just plain delicious.

two hands side by side holding blueberries

We happily picked 15 pounds of blueberries that day. I won’t mention how many we sampled while we picked.

Upon arriving home we each took a fist full of berries to munch on, then Anthony and I looked at each other and wondered what in the world we were going to do with 15 pounds of blueberries. We love these berries but how many can one person actually consume in one day? We made blueberry pancakes, I made blueberry apple cobbler but there was still a lot left. What to do? These blueberries are too good to go to waste and while I don’t mind sharing extra produce with our chickens I wanted to be able to get all I could from these berries.

So I froze them!

 

How to Freeze Blueberries

 

This is a very easy process, you don’t need much. A colander, a large spoon, zip lock bags and freezer space is all that’s needed.

 

blueberries a spoon and a box of zip lock bags

 

First pour the berries into a colander and rinse them in the sink.

blueberries in a colander

 

I roughly poured 2 cups of blueberries into each zip lock bag because that’s how much I use in my blueberry muffin recipe.

 

Blueberries in zip lock bags

Try to get as much of the air out of the zip lock bag as possible before you seal it.

Place in your freezer and remove when needed.

blueberries in zip lock bags

 

I primarily use frozen blueberries for baking or adding to apple sauce so I don’t thaw them. They’re also delicious thawed and served over ice cream or an angel food cake.

I hope this is helpful to my fellow blueberry pickers! I’d love to hear what you put your blueberries in!

 

 

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