Frozen Blueberries


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

Quality: Select full-flavored, ripe berries.


1. Wash berries and remove leaves, stems and immature or defective berries.

2. Follow directions below for style of pack desired.

Unsweetened pack: Do not wash blueberries. Washing results in a tougher skinned product. Pack berries into containers, leaving headspace. Berries can also be frozen first on a tray and then packed into containers as soon as they are frozen. Seal and freeze. Wash before using.

Puree: Wash the blueberries. Crush, press berries through a fine sieve, or purée in a blender or food processor. Mix 1 to 1 1/8 cups of sugar with each quart (2 pounds) of crushed berries or purée. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pack into containers, leaving headspace. Seal and freeze.


So Easy to Preserve, 5th ed. 2006