Frozen Blackberries


Quantity: 1 crate(24 qt) yields 32 to 36 frozen pints. 1-1/3 to 1-1/2 lbs yields 1 frozen pint.


1. Select fully ripe, firm berries.

2. Wash carefully in cold water, discarding soft, underripe or defective fruit, leaves and stems. Drain.

3. Follow directions below for style of pack desired.

Syrup pack: Pack whole berries into containers and cover with 40 percent to 50 percent syrup, depending on sweetness of fruit, leave headspace, seal and freeze.

Sugar pack: Gently mix 3/4 cup sugar with 1 quart (1-1/3 pounds) berries. Fill containers, leave headspace, seal and freeze.

Unsweetened pack: Tray freeze; then pack berries into containers, leaving no headspace, seal and freeze.


So Easy to Preserve, 5th ed. 2006