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How To Freeze Fresh Blueberries
Incredibly delicious blueberries!
Yes, You Can Freeze Blueberries
Blueberries are one of those "perfect" foods -- loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, and incredibly delicious.
It's easy to freeze them! The method described here allows you to defrost plenty to make a pie, or just a few to toss into a smoothie, or put on top of pancakes, or scatter on top of a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Read on for all the details.
How To Prepare Blueberries for Freezing
Sort through the blueberries to remove stems or leaves, then place in a colander and rinse quickly under cool water. Shake off the excess water, then pat dry with paper towels.
If you're freezing a lot of blueberries, then lay paper towels on your kitchen counter and put the blueberries -- in a single layer -- on the towels to air-dry. This will only take about a half hour or so.
How To Freeze Blueberries
Line a baking sheet with paper towels, then put the blueberries on it in a single layer. Place in the freezer for about two hours to freeze.
If you have a small freezer, you can put the blueberries (in a single layer) in a 13X9 baking pan -- which will fit easily into a small freezer.
Once the blueberries are frozen, put them into a freezer bag that you have labeled with the date.
Squeeze out all of the air, then seal the bag.
That's all there is to it! Because the berries have been frozen individually, you can remove a few to put on your morning cereal, or you can remove a few cups to make a blueberry pie.
You'll love having fresh blueberries as close as your freezer!