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How to Freeze Blueberries

Once you’ve picked hoards of the beautiful, sweet blueberries, what do you do with them? Besides cooking and eating, you can also freeze blueberries so that they can be enjoyed all year.

It’s blueberry season! Head out to the fields, pick to your heart’s content and get those babies home … because blueberry season means it’s time to enjoy all things blueberry like Blueberry Streusel Muffins, Blueberry Scones and Blueberry Pancakes.

But don’t stop there. Eat those babies by the handful. Snack on them to your heart’s content. And even toss them in salads. Then save some. In the dead of winter, you’ll be so grateful for having those frozen berries just waiting to be enjoyed.

Frozen berries can be used the same as fresh berries once thawed. And it’s a super treat to have fantastic quality blueberries all year round.

How to Freeze Blueberries

How to Freeze Blueberries

Yield: varies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Blueberries frozen at the peak of freshness are a treat when it's not blueberry season. Use them in pancakes, waffles, sauces, jam and more.

Materials

  • fresh blueberries

Tools

  • waxed paper
  • jelly roll pan
  • freezer

Instructions

    1. Wash the blueberries and let them drain well. Get them as dry as you can.
    2. Spread the blueberries in a single layer on a waxed paper-lined jelly roll pan. Leave them there until they are completely frozen.
    3. Transfer blueberries to a freezer bag, such as a Zip-loc or a FoodSaver. Remove air and place back in the freezer until you are ready to use them.
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