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How to Freeze Raspberries

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On June 2, 2009 @ 7:15 am In Freezer Friendly,How To,Savings | 56 Comments

Is stockpiling fruit and vegetables really necessary?  Is it worth the time and trouble?

Yes. And Yes.

Raspberries were on sale at my Kroger.  (Yes, it is mine!) For $.99/pint.  Those tiny little things are regularly $3 a pop.  I never buy them…somehow can’t justify spending $3 for 3 handfuls of DELICIOUS, SWEET, SUCCULENT raspberries.  (I had forgotten how tasty they are!) But, for just $.99…I’ll buy a pint.  Or 12. Yep, 12.

What on EARTH are you going to do with 12 pints of raspberries that will start to go bad in 2 or 3 days???

Eat them, bake with them, and freeze them. Of course.

First, we (the boys and I) ate 2 pints.  For a snack.  We like them that much.

Then, I froze 8 pints.  Cause I knew that we’d eat them if I didn’t get them into the freezer. Right away! I rinsed and let them drain for about 10 minutes.  Then placed them on a paper towel to remove excess water.  Then I neatly arranged them gave in to my Type-A tendencies and placed them on a baking sheet.

Popped them into the freezer for a few hours, then transferred frozen raspberries into freezer baggies.  I see Mango Raspberry smoothies in our future!  An antioxident power punch of a smoothie!

Mmmm…don’t you want to reach through the screen and munch on a few?

And, then I made this amazing Raspberry Coffee Cake [3]!

Share a link for a favorite raspberry recipe!  Smoothie recipe, pastry, whatever!  I want to put these little gems to good use!

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