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Freezing Fruit

Use ripe, firm fruit for freezing. Rinse fruit (including hard-skinned fruit like melons) under cold water; drain well. Peel and cut into bite-sized chunks (if necessary).

Place prepared fruit on baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours. This step allows you to have individual fruit pieces instead of frozen blobs.

Pack partially frozen fruit into containers and return to freezer. Always use freezer-grade containers or bags. When using hard plastic containers, leave 1 inch headspace. Fill freezer bags 2 to 4 inches from the top and squeeze out air to allow for expansion during freezing. Label, date and freeze immediately.

Our Blueberry Cheesecake Bars can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries, no thawing necessary.