(Not) Recipes

I have two very easy recipes for you today.

Actually, I don’t know if I can really call them recipes. Are they techniques?

I don’t know. What I do know is that if you act now, you can have really good frozen berries even once the season is over. You know, frozen berries that actually taste like berries instead of ice.

Oh, and I think frozen blueberries would be a fantastic snack. Frozen blueberries are the next frozen grapes.


Frozen Blueberries:

Wash. Spread on baking sheet. Freeze. Transfer to freezer-safe container. Will last 4-6 months.

Frozen Raspberries:

Don’t even wash them. It will take the flavor away.

Raspberries + Baking Sheet + Freezer. When completely frozen, transfer to a freezer-safe container. Will last 4-6 months.

Couldn’t possibly be easier.


    • Julie @savvyeats says

      That’s why I pick 12 pounds at a time. I love berries, but can’t eat that many in a week!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      You can use smaller baking pans, too (like the 9×9″ pans, etc). OR, you can freeze them directly in freezer bags (see Sarah’s comment below)

  1. says

    I’ve heard you’re not supposed to wash raspberries before eating too for the same reason. Makes me nervous though b/c I can’t find organic raspberries that often and I’m sure the conventional ones are sprayed to the high heavens with some sort of chemical!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      If you’re U-Picking or getting them at the Farmer’s Market, you can talk to the farmer to set your mind at ease!

  2. says

    Love this. An old family friend of mine who lives nearby used to maintain a bog of highbush blueberries… picking them under the mid-August sun is one of my favorite childhood memories. He would let us pick as many as we like for $1/pound. We would fill our freezer with them and have blueberry pancakes all winter long.

  3. says

    My trick is to put them in a resealable gallon size plastic bag, filled about 1/3-1/2, then just lay the bag flat in the freezer with the berries spread out. Once they freeze, just pick it up and shake it around to get them unstuck from each other! I didn’t know I shouldn’t wash raspberries, however… which is a good excuse for why I was too lazy to wash them anyway! lol

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      I think you subconsciously knew that you weren’t supposed to wash them, and that’s why you didn’t… 😉