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.
- fresh blueberries
- waxed paper
- jelly roll pan
- Wash the blueberries and let them drain well. Get them as dry as you can.
- Spread the blueberries in a single layer on a waxed paper-lined jelly roll pan. Leave them there until they are completely frozen.
- 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.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.