How to Freeze Berries
Blueberries were on sale this week for $1.00...and I ended up buying 6 pints. I didn't know what to do with them all, so, I thought I'd better learn about freezing berries. I just Googled how to do it, in case there were some tricks I didn't know.
There really weren't. You simply...
1. Rinse and dry your berries. Most of the instructions I read reasoned that you should wash your berries before freezing them, because they are delicate once thawed.
2. Lay your berries out on a flat surface (I used a cookie sheet) to prevent the possibility of any sticking together and put them in the freezer. I put down a piece of parchment paper, just in case.
3. Once the berries are frozen (which takes about 4 hours, or so I read), transfer them to a sealable container for storage. I used glass jars, though obviously you can use other containers or freezer bags. One set of instructions recommended sucking the air out of a freezer bag with a straw, before you seal it, to help prevent freezer burn.
A couple of days later, strawberries went on sale! So, I thought I might as well experiment with them as well.
It's the same process as the blueberries, except you cut off their green tops before you freeze them.