How to Freeze (and Thaw) Blueberries

July 22, 2013 | By | Comments (1)


The blueberry bushes are finally blooming! If you’re faced with too many of the sweet-tart fruit (is there such a thing?), consider freezing them for the fall or winter. Here’s how. Spread the blueberries on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer, and place them  in the freezer for 2 hours. Then transfer the frozen berries to a freezer bag or airtight container.

Blueberries will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. When you’re ready to use them, empty the berries into a bowl (to catch the juices), and let sit until they reach room temperature. The berries will be soft—which makes them well suited for smoothies, pies, pancakes, or muffins.

Check out more blueberry recipes.


  1. Paula

    When do you wash them? You would think this would be an important part of the directions for freezing blueberrie

    July 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

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