Freezing Blueberries for Year-Round Blue

Cartons of blueberries

Freezing blueberries is as simple as the berries themselves using the Tray Pack method. Remove any stems or leaves and place them on a baking tray without washing. Pop them into the freezer. Once frozen, transfer them to freezer containers or resealable plastic bags for freezing.  Label and freeze. Frozen blueberries will keep indefinitely in the freezer but are at best quality when used within 10 months.

Spend Smart Eat Smart offers some great recipes for using blueberries–Blueberry Pancakes or a Smoothie. Or check out, Blueberries.org for more freezer-to-table recipe ideas.

Marcia Steed

I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics Education. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and traveling.

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  1. Hi, Fresh blueberries can get tough if they got dehydrated, which could have happened in the high heat and dry conditions much of the country has experienced this summer. Blueberries also get tough skins if they are washed prior to freezing. For the tough fruits, try blending them into a puree and freezing it for other uses or use them to make blueberry jam/jelly.

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