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Freezing Blueberries

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September 7, 2013

The farmer's market had a great deal on blueberries recently, so we bought a flat of them. There were too many to use right away so I decided to freeze some for later.

Supplies:

  • blueberries
  • gallon ziplock bag

Steps:

  1. Sort through the blueberries, removing any yuck ones and picking off the stems.

    NOTE: It is recommended that you do not rinse the blueberries prior to freezing. Instead rinse them prior to use.

  2. Line a cookie sheet or shallow pan with wax paper. Then spread the blueberries out in a single layer. Place them in the freezer and allow them to freeze completely.
  3. Pour the frozen blueberries into a gallon ziplock freezer bag. Label the bag with the date and contents, then return them to the freezer.
  4. When you are ready to use them, place them in a colander and rinse them thoroughly.
  5. Lay out some paper towels and pour the blueberries onto them. Gently roll them around or blot them with additional paper towels to dry.
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July 17, 2010

How do you freeze fresh blueberries and for how long will they keep?

By fred from N. Ft.Myers, FL

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July 17, 20100 found this helpful
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Wash them gently and put onto paper toweling to blot some of the water and then spread on a cookie sheet in a single layer and freeze then put into freezer containers or plastic bags. I usually are good until the next year (if they last that long).

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