Have you ever bought something like fresh cranberries for a recipe, or had leftover blueberries are picking them with no idea how to use them up?!
The funny thing is that I actually bought fresh cranberries because I thought it would make the sangria and water at my holiday party look pretty! Which it did…but with only a couple handfuls used I had so many leftover cranberries! AND thanksgiving and Christmas are over sooooo what do I do?!!
I got it! Freeze them! My solution to all things fresh that I hate to waste. If it can be frozen I will do it and find a way to use it up later in some delicious way.
So I decided to freeze my fresh cranberries and find something yummy this winter when i get the creative baking itch…baking is my therapy on a bad day. Makes my husband happy haha
You can use this same process to freeze any fresh fruit you hae. Just be sure to remove the pit or undesirable skin.
How to Freeze Fresh Fruit
- Fresh Cranberries (Fruit)
- Parchment Pepper
- Quart Freezer Bags
- Rinse Fresh Cranberries (Fruit of choice)
- Lay out rinsed cranberries in single layer on paper towel, pat dry and let sit out to dry for 10 minutes
- Spread cranberries out on parchment paper covered baking sheet
- Freeze cranberries on baking sheet for 2-4 hours (Be sure to remove by four hours to avoid freezer burn)
- Remove from freezer and split cranberries into quart size freezer bags in desired amounts (I measure out 1 cup to each bag, perfect amount for baking!)
- Freeze for up tp 12 months