Too many blueberries


#1

Anyone ever freeze blueberries?

My boys and I may have overdone it yesterday when we picked a little over 6lbs of blueberries. They are organic and gorgeous - that said the boys will only eat plain blueberries - no muffins or pancakes etc.

If I freeze them can I put them into muffins or pancakes (for myself and hubby) frozen or defrosted? Is there another use I am missing?


#2

I didn’t know there was any such thing as too many blueberries. I love blueberry pie and blueberry banana bread in addition to your own delicious suggestions.
http://www.blueberrycouncil.org/blueberry-cooking-tips/freezing-blueberries/?gclid=Cj0KEQjw-YO7BRDwi6Stp7T296ABEiQAD6iWMcnmw5y_uNukj_0Jph6Fy3YEACp3ed1NFb5xLp3ASL4aAgtP8P8HAQ


#3

They aren’t my favorite berry, but I love-love-love them in a smoothie. Greens, frozen blueberries, bananas and whatever liquid you like. All kinds of options


#4

I freeze them. I never get enough off my bush to worry about, but we’ve frozen fresh from the store and they are fine. I use them in “cereal”, yogurt, smoothies or whatever right out of the freezer.


#5

Thank you ! In years past we’ve picked just a couple of pounds at a time so no problem eating them before they went bad. This year the boys were both great pickers and since we live further away now I just let them go…


#6

What everyone else said. They’re a little soft when you thaw them, but not inedibly so, and they go really well in pancakes, muffins, etc. Jam is also very easy to make and really good.


#7

Oh we freeze them on a cookie sheet and then put them in a container/bag. Seems like there are less ice crystals… but maybe I’m imagining it. :think:


#8

Jan - when I freeze strawberries I do them on a cookie sheet as well b/c I feel like they thaw better. Plus the boys have been known to let them warm on the counter a bit and eat them semi-frozen. They also go very well in yogurt that way.

I froze a small batch and will try them in muffins later this week when my husband returns from a conference. If it goes well then I will freeze more.


#9

I have blueberry bushes, and I love them. I make pies, pancake syrup, muffins, etc… There are so many things that you can make. Look online to get inspired.


#10

Blue berries are the best. and they have many health benefits.


#11

I often freeze the soft fruit at harvest for jam making later in the year. I just made blackcurrant jam from last July’s crop - really easy and you don’t even have to thaw the berries first!