Freezing Blueberries

26 Jun

Recently, I got a case of blueberries from Bountiful Baskets.  It had 12 6-oz. containers of blueberries.  We, of course, ate some right away, but the rest I wanted to freeze so we could have blueberries for smoothies and other things in the upcoming months when blueberries aren’t available.

I had read that it’s best to not wash the berries before freezing.  Then, because I wanted to vacuum seal them, I wanted the berries to be frozen first.  So, I took a large jelly roll pan and made a single layer of berries in the pan.  This was 7 containers worth of berries.

I let them sit in the freezer overnight, and actually part of the next day because I forgot about them, and made sure they were all fully frozen.  Then, I divided them into FoodSaver bags, one bag had the same as what was in each 6-oz. container, which was about 1 cup of blueberries.  I vacuum sealed them and put them in the freezer!  When I am ready to use them, I will rinse them first since I didn’t rinse them before freezing.

2 Responses to “Freezing Blueberries”

  1. Shelley Doyle June 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I always wash them and let them air dry on paper towels and then do what you do. If I make sure they are dry I have minimal frost.

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