How to Freeze Fruit.
Blueberries.. If you follow on Instagram, you know there was recently a killer deal for them. Did you get some?
As we launch into summer, it likely we'll find more great prices for fruit. Consider freezing some it the future. You can use it in most any recipe or snack on them right from the bag. I actually prefer frozen blueberries and cherries to their fresh counterparts. They are delicious in smoothies or on top of oatmeal.
This flash freezing technique works for just about any fruit and will insure they they don't stick together in the bag. It is a great way to stalk up on this tasty commodity when it's priced at it's lowest.
Step 1 – Prepare you fruit. Rinse it well and cut into the desired size. For peaches and other thicker skinned fruits, you'll want to remove the skin.
Step 2 – Lay your fruit out on a clean dry dish or paper towel and let it dry.
Step 3 – Place fruit in a single layer on a cookie sheet. I prefer one with a non-stick surface. There should be a little room around each piece to avoid clumping. Freeze until frozen completely. About 2 hours.
Step 4 – Put your fruit in freezer bags and remove as much air from the bag as you can before returning to the freezer. I particularly enjoy using the FoodSaver reusable bags for this. The bags are extra thick for preventing freezer burn, reusable and reusable. Click here to check them out for as low as $13.99 (free shipping through 6/30)