How To Freeze Raspberries

7/5/2012 6:07:49 AM

Tags: Raspberries, Berries, Preserving Berries, Freezing Berries, How To Freeze Berries, How To Keep Berries Longer, Amy Dingmann

Having just moved to our new farm in December 2011, we weren’t sure what surprises would be revealed as the snow melted. We were happy to discover in this sweltering heat of July, however, that we’ve got raspberries!

 raspberry 

 We love raspberries and generally turn them into jam, but with as bountiful as our patch has been, we can’t keep up with processing them. So what do we do?

 We freeze the berries!

 Here’s how to freeze raspberries:

 Gently wash your berries. Remove stems, sticks, grass, bugs and other foreign objects.

  washing berries
 

 Carefully set the berries on a tray covered with a paper towel.

 drain berries 

 Gently pat the water from them with a second paper towel.

 pat dry berries 

 Place the pat-dried raspberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet…

 berries cookie sheet 

 …and place the cookie sheet in the freezer at least four hours. When the berries are completely frozen, you can measure them into quart sized freezer bags and stick them back in the freezer.

 bag of berries 

 These berries are perfect for recipes, delayed canning, or just snacking! Enjoy!

You can read more about my new farm adventures at  A Farmish Kind of Life.



Related Content

Growing Raspberries for the Whole Family

Long-time love of luscious berries becomes a family project in growing raspberries.

Egg Season

Ways to preserve the seasonal bounty of eggs

Baked Brie Recipe

This Baked Brie Recipe works great as an appetizer and combines cheese and raspberries on a homemade...

Plum Orchards and Blackberry Patches

I miss those summers when we were free to go berry and plum picking. It's been a long time since I'v...

Content Tools
RSS




Post a comment below.

 



Pay Now & Save 50% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Live The Good Life with Grit!

For more than 125 years, Grit has helped its readers live more prosperously and happily while emphasizing the importance of community and a rural lifestyle tradition. In each bimonthly issue, Grit includes helpful articles, humorous and inspiring articles, captivating photos, gardening and cooking advice, do-it-yourself projects and the practical reader advice you would expect to find in America’s premier rural lifestyle magazine.

Get your guide to living outside the city limits delivered straight to your mailbox. Subscribe to Grit today!  Simply fill in your information below to receive 1 year (6 issues) of Grit for only $19.95!

SPECIAL BONUS OFFER!

At Grit, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to Grit through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of Grit for only $14.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of Grit for just $19.95!