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Two figs with one cut sitting on a leaf.

Freezing FigsThis is a page for freezing figs. If you are lucky enough to have a fig tree, you may be inundated with these delicious fruit. In addition to drying figs, they can also be frozen for use later in recipes.



Freezing Bananas in the PeelA common way to freeze bananas for use later is to simply freeze them with the peel still intact. This is a page about freezing bananas in the peel.


Several different types of cut melons.

Freezing Melons (Cantaloupe, Crenshaw,...This is a page about freezing melons, such as cantaloupe, crenshaw, honeydew, and watermelon. Melons all become ripe at once and preserving them is the best way to get that summertime flavor in the cold winter months.


Storing Pineapples, Canning Pineapples. Sliced fresh mini pineapple.

Freezing Pineapple?This is a page about freezing pineapple. If you have more pineapple than you can use right away you can freeze the rest for later. Freezing is a great way to store your excess pineapple, especially for use in frozen drinks and smoothies.


mashed bananas in baggie

Freezing Overripe BananasIf you are not ready to use them now, you can freeze overripe bananas for use later in baking. This is a page about freezing overripe bananas.


A banana on ice.

Freezing BananasThis is a page about freezing bananas. Bananas are best when fresh but can turn brown and mushy quickly. A good way to preserve them is to freeze them for later use in baking recipes or smoothies.


Fig cookies next to a fig sliced in half.

Freezing Fig Cookie Filling?Once you have prepared the filling for your cookies you can freeze it until you are ready to fill and bake the cookies. This is a page about freezing fig cookie filling.


Applesauce in White Bowl

Storing Applesauce in Ziplock Freezer Bags?If you have made applesauce and have extra to store, freezing it is a great way to preserve the applesauce for later use. Here are some ideas about storing applesauce in ziplock freezer bags.


Two beautiful red tomatoes.

Freezing Whole TomatoesYou can cut down the preparation time for freezing your garden tomatoes by freezing them whole. This is a page about freezing whole tomatoes.


Freezing Lemon Juice and Zest

Freezing Lemon Juice and ZestLemon juice and lemon peel zest can be easily frozen for use later. This is a page about freezing lemon juice and zest.


mashed banana in baggie

Freezing Mashed BananasHere is the perfect thing to do with bananas that ripen too soon. Mash them up and freeze them for a future batch of banana bread or pancakes, or just to add to a morning smoothie.


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Shelf Life of Frozen Bananas?How long can you keep the bananas with peels on before you could no longer use them?



Frozen Blueberries

Freezing BlueberriesThis page is about freezing blueberries. It is great to be able to enjoy these berries all year long.


juicing a lemon

Freezing Lemon and Lime JuiceThis page is about freezing lemon and lime juice. When you have extra ripe citrus fruits, you may want to freeze the juice for later use.


Pie Filling

Freezing Pie FillingThis is a page about freezing pie filling. Making pie filling in advance is a time saver and also a way to preserve fresh fruit for out of season pies.



Freezing ApplesauceThis is a page about freezing apples. Apple sauce is a wonderful way to preserve apples for another time. It can be a versatile baking addition, and delicious just by itself.


Frozen cherry plums.

Freezing PlumsThis is a page about freezing plums. Freezing is a common method of preserving excess fruit and vegetables. So if you have an abundance of plums from your garden or found a great sale at the market consider freezing some for later use.


Bowl of frozen pomegranate.

Freezing Pomegranates? This is a page about freezing pomegranates. Freezing pomegranates is a great way of keeping them ready for when you want to use them.


Freezing Strawberries

Freezing StrawberriesThis is a page about freezing strawberries. Freezing strawberries is a perfect way to store them for usage later.


Pear melting out of a block of ice.

Freezing PearsThis is a page about freezing pears. Fresh pears can easily be frozen for future use in a variety of recipes. So if you grow your own or have stocked up on sale fruit, consider freezing your excess pears.


Frozen raspberries.

Freezing RaspberriesThis is a page about freezing raspberries. Raspberries are delicious on their own or in countless recipes. If you aren't going to use all of your raspberries right away, freezing them is a good way to preserve them for later.


Pile of Frozen Oranges

Freezing Oranges?This is a page about freezing oranges. Freezing oranges is one way to enjoy this delicious and nutritious fruit year round, not just when it is in season. You can use it to make smoothies, sorbets, and other fruity desserts and snacks.


Frozen peach slices.

Freezing Peaches?This is a page about freezing peaches. Pies and smoothies are just two of the things you can make with peaches that you freeze. Freezing is a great way to preserve peaches until you are ready to use them.


Several nectarines from the farmer's market.

Freezing Nectarines?This page is about freezing nectarines. When you have an over abundance of nectarines, consider freezing them. They hold up quite well to being frozen and can be used in baking or other recipes later.


Frozen lemon slices on ice.

Freezing LemonsThis is a page about freezing lemons. Freezing is a great way to preserve the unused portion of a lemon or extra lemons for future use.


A pile of apple slices.

Freezing ApplesThis is a page about freezing apples. If you have a large crop of apples or have bought them in bulk, freezing them will allow you to use them later.


Halved avocado on top of pile of avocados.

Freezing AvocadosThis is a page about freezing avocados. Avocados are a delicious fruit with a smooth creamy texture. They are excellent eaten fresh, but they can be frozen for later use. Freezing is a good way to keep them when you find a bargain at the market.



Mango on white background with leaves.

Freezing MangoesThis is a page about freezing mangoes. When mangoes are in season, harvest or buy extra, and freeze them for use later in recipes or smoothies. These beautiful orange fruit not only taste good but they are good for you.


Slice of grapefruit in an ice cube.

Freezing Grapefruit?This is a page about freezing grapefruit. Freezing grapefruit is one way to enjoy this delicious and nutritious fruit year round, not just when it is in season. You can use it to make smoothies and other cold, fruity desserts and snacks.


Frozen cherries.

Freezing CherriesDon't let your leftover cherries go to waste. Preserve your cherries for use throughout the year by freezing them. This is a page about freezing cherries.


A photo of frozen grapes.

Freezing GrapesThis is a page about freezing grapes. A great way to preserve grapes is to freeze them. They can be used as tasty ice cubes or make for a great frozen treat on their own.


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Can I Freeze Watermelon?We bought a watermelon for Memorial Day and have half left. Can we cover it and freeze it? Could we ball it and freeze it? If we do either, will the texture be the same when thawed? Thanks!


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Do Fruits and Vegetables Lose Nutritional Value When Frozen?I have been given some fruit and vegetables, more than I would eat in a week. I have decided to freeze most of the veggies and some of the fruit. Does anyone know if much of the vitamins and minerals are lost in the freezing of them? Many thanks.


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How Do I Prepare Apples for Freezing?How do you prepare apples for freezing?


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Can I Freeze Avocado Slices?Can I freeze avocado slices?


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Freezing Dates?Can you freeze dates? If so, do you pit them first?


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Retaining Natural Color in Frozen Apples?How do you freeze fresh apples without them losing their color?


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Freeze Berries on a Baking PanI have found that the berries keep better and do not stick together in a big lump by first spraying a baking pan with cooking spray, then placing the berries in a single layer on the pan, and freezing until firm.


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Making Applesauce in Freezer Bags?I want to make applesauce to freeze in freezer bags. Can anyone tell me how to do it? Thank you


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How Do I Freeze Apples?Could you please tell me the best way to freeze apples? Many thanks.


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How Long Can You Freeze Fresh Mango?How long can you freeze fresh mango?


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Can you freeze fresh tomatoes without blanching?Can you freeze fresh tomatoes without blanching?



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Freezing Limes?I would like to know how to freeze fresh limes.


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Buying Fresh Produce in BulkBuying Bulk in Fresh Products. This can still be done and not have it go bad. For example, large bulk carrots, apples, bananas, strawberries, pears, peaches almost any fruit can be frozen for later. Grocery stores will have last day sales with fresh products. . .


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Freezing Roma Tomatoes?How do I freeze fresh Roma tomatoes?


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Freezing ApplesHow do you prepare fresh apples for freezing? I plan on making pies later. Selecting High-Quality Apples: If you're purchasing apples, fall offers the greatest selection. Choose ripe apples for freezing that feel firm and crisp in hand and have a bright color.


Photo of Assorted Fruits

Freezing FruitSelect fruits for freezing that are ripe (or have started to ripen), have good color and are free from cuts, scars and mold. They should feel firm in texture (not hard), be free of soft spots and have a sweet odor.


Freezing WatermelonCut in half, remove seeds and rind. Cut watermelon into slices, wedges, cubes or balls. A Guide to Freezing Watermelon.


Bowl of Strawberries

Freezing StrawberriesA Guide to Freezing Strawberries. Select fully ripe, firm berries with a deep red color. They should be plump and moist in appearance.


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Freezing Fresh BlueberriesThe 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.



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Freezing Mangoes?After slicing mangoes, I would like to make a sweet syrup to add to them before freezing. What type would be best?


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Refreezing Frozen Lemons?A friend shipped me fresh lemons from her tree. They froze in shipment and now they are thawed. Can I wash them and cut them in half and refreeze them to use for juice?


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Freezing Apples?I want to keep the nutrients and fiber in the apple skins. All freezing instructions say to peel the apples. Is that really necessary?


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Freezing Green Tomatoes?I have picked the last of my green tomatoes for the season and would like to freeze them to make chow chow later. Can I freeze them and how do I freeze them?


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Freezing Cooked Figs?Can you freeze cooked filling for fig cookies?


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Stewing Frozen Tomatoes?How do you stew frozen fresh tomatoes?


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