How To Freeze Fresh Fruit! – Simple & Easy
This is about my favorite thing to do with fruit in the summer, after making jam! It’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you ever spent money on pre-packaged frozen fruit. It’s infinitely less work than freezing vegetables!
What you’ll need is a baking sheet, parchment paper – not necessary, but it will make your life even easier (plus you can re-use it), freezer bags, sharpie, fruit.
Berries can be washed, dried and frozen whole. Just spread them out on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze until solid and transfer to a freezer bag. Label, date, freeze and enjoy!
Stone fruit, such as peaches, cherries, nectarines, and plums can be sliced off of the pit, laid in a single layer on parchment lined baking sheets and frozen until solid, transferred to a freezer bag, labeled and stored in the freezer. If you’re ambitious, you can peel the fruit, which is easiest if it’s completely ripe.
Hard fruit, apples and the like can be frozen, but it’s best if they’re peeled and cooked before they’re frozen.
Citrus doesn’t freeze particularly well, but if you freeze the juice and the zest that’s a great use of the fruit!
Melons, not so great in the freezer. They are too high in water content to freeze, when thawed, you’ll have a pile of mush. BUT, if you pop frozen melon in a smoothie, that is delicious!
Super easy, right? So stock up on those peaches and other delicious summer fruits, freeze them and enjoy all winter!