How To Freeze Strawberries

If you find yourself with a strawberry overload, then here is a simple tip for you on HOW TO FREEZE STRAWBERRIES.

I love strawberries and right now it is strawberry season. My daughter is in the FFA and every year she sells strawberries. I usually end up buying a whole flat of strawberries not only to support the FFA but to freeze them and enjoy them all year long.

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How to Freeze Strawberries
How to Freeze Strawberries

There is nothing like the fresh taste of strawberries, especially early in the season. The problem is–they don’t last very long. I try to preserve them so I can enjoy them throughout the year.

How Do I Use Frozen Strawberries?

Frozen Strawberries are great to use in smoothies, for making jam, Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, Strawberry Pie Filling, and also strawberry cake. They are great on bagels for breakfast. Just add a spoonful of Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling to the top of your bagel and you are all set. 🙂

Have you tried Strawberry Stuffed French Toast. This is definitely a way to take breakfast to an all new level. Instead of using jam-use pie filling. Yes, pie filling for breakfast is delicious! It always gets a thumbs up with my family. 

Freezing strawberries is easy, and by doing this in the spring, you can enjoy them all year long.

How Do I Freeze Strawberries?

Step one: Rinse strawberries and place on a paper towel to drain. Blot them dry or allow to air dry.

Step two: Cut off the tops of the strawberries.

Step three: Slice berries or leave whole and place on a lined baking sheet. Make sure your berries are not touching. I use freezer paper to line my pan.

Step four: Place pan in freezer for at least an hour or longer until frozen.

Step five: Take out of freezer and pour into a zip top bag, label, and place back into the freezer.

These will keep in the freezer for at least 6 months and longer in the deep freeze, if they are not eaten before then.

 

If you are a strawberry fan, you might enjoy these recipes as well.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry Pie Filling

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast–just swap out the jam for homemade pie filling.

6 Comments

  1. I love to freeze berries! For the first time this year, our little strawberry plants have enough berries for us to have them with shortcake. If we ever have enough to freeze, I’ll keep your tips in mind.

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