Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz
Freezing fruit in a sugar-pac will not only retain flavor, color and texture it also increases freezing time and protects from freezer burn, this method is especially good for strawberries, peaches and fresh pitted cherries though it is not recommended for raspberries as they will crush while mixing, it works well with rhubarb, peaches etc --- before freezing the fruit see my Homemade Vegetable Wash/Preserver That Works! (Spray or Soak)
Top Review by HokiesMom
Kit this is a fabulous method for freezing fresh fruit. I used it with some freestone peaches fresh from the orchard. I used freezer containers to store the fruit in after mixing and just recently took out one to try after thawing. Perfect texture and no freezer burn! Thanks for a go-to method for saving the fresh flavors of summer fruits in my freezer. Tagged in Bargain Basement tag game.
Directions See How It's Made
- Wash berries then place on a clean tea towel to dry (remove the greens from tops of the strawberries).
- Place the fruit in a large bowl.
- Pour the sugar over and mix well with a spoon.
- Allow to sit for about 25 minutes (the sugar will turn to a thick syrup with some granules still remaining).
- Stir again then scoop the fruit into desired size freezer bags.
- Use as much fruit as desired but use 1-1/2 cups sugar for every 2 pounds fruit.