How to freeze fruit

The key to successfully freezing fresh fruit lies in preserving its quality, flavour, and nutritional value. To prepare for the summer season, follow this step-by-step guide on how to freeze fruit How to freeze fruit at home Step 1: Choose fresh and ripe fruits Select fresh, ripe fruits that are free from bruises or blemishes. Opt for fruits at the peak of their flavor to ensure a more satisfying frozen result. Step 2: Wash and prepare Thoroughly wash the fruits under cool, running water. For fruits with thicker skins, like peaches or apples, peel and remove any pits or seeds. Slice or chop the fruits into bite-sized pieces or the desired size for your recipes. Step 3: Pre-freeze berries For small fruits like berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. This prevents them from clumping together during freezing. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for a few hours until the berries are firm. Step 4: Use lemon juice to prevent browning To prevent fruits like apples and pears from browning, toss the slices in a mixture of water and lemon juice (about one tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of water) before … Continue reading How to freeze fruit