Blueberry Recipes

Preserving Blueberries  Collection By Abigal Gordon

Freezing Blueberries .  Dehydrating Blueberries . Fruit Rolls from Blueberries

True Blueberry: Delicious Recipes for Every Meal

 

Preserving Blueberries

 

Freezing Blueberries

Blueberries are very easy fruits to freeze. Remove the stems and any damaged or unripe berries, rinse with water and dry thoroughly.  Place Them in a zip loc bag and freeze. You will loose some of the quality only found in fresh fruits

 

Dehydrating Blueberries

A good method for preserving blueberries is drying.  This can be done with a food dehydrator, gas oven or the Sun.

 I generally use the sun for blueberries and a dehydrator for larger fruits and vegetables. 

 To Sun Dry your berries place them on a clean non-metallic  framed screen, metallic objects will react with the natural acids. Cover the screen or tray with cheesecloth or fine netting to keep insects away.  I also have have had success with seed drying trays. Next,  you'll need the cooperation of Mother Nature in providing several days of hot sunshine, low humidity, and good air circulation. After several days of hot summer sun ,the berries should be well dried.  Of course if it rains you're screwed, unless you get them inside or covered in time.

  If drying larger fruits other than berries , you'll need to bring them in at nighttime to prevent them from collecting dew, which will not only hamper the drying process but can lead to mildew.

 Colorado State University - Drying Fruits

Clemson Extension - Drying Fruits

 

Fruit Leathers

a/k/a Fruit Rolls or Fruit Jerky From Blueberries


Fruit Leathers are similar to Beef Jerky , they could be considered "Fruit Jerky" . Fruit leather is easily made if you have a blender /food processor. The leftover fruit pulp from jelly making can also be made into fruit leather.

The fruit leather is like a roll of dehydrated pureed fruit. Applesauce works great for fruit leather since it is already in puree form. Overripe fruits can also be used since these are easily pureed. For an added flare, you can add raisins, poppy or sesame seeds, {Use your imagination} to the fruit leather. If you add any type of garnish to your fruit leather however, you may have to store them in the freezer or refrigerator.

Puree your berries. Pour the fruit puree about 1/4-inch deep on drying sheets, or drying trays that have been lined with plastic wrap {Microwave safe wrap}. Since the center does not dry as quickly as the edges, pour the puree thinner towards the center. Dry at approximately 130 degrees Fahrenheit until pliable and leathery. The middle should also be dry and have no damp or tacky spots.

You can store fruit leather in an airtight container. Just roll up the fruit leather into a roll after it has dried, wrap in plastic, and store them altogether in an appropriate container.

Making Dried Fruit Leather - Oregon State University


 

 

 

 

Home Made Jelly

Basic Berry Jelly

Blueberry Jelly

Holiday Berry Jelly

Spicy Blueberry Jam

Blueberry Upside Pudding

Blueberry Vinaigrette

Blue Balsamic Vinegar

Blueberry Cinnamon Sauce

Blueberry Rhubarb Sauce

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Blueberry Torte

Blueberry Parfait

Blueberry Sorbet

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Frosted

Low Fat  Pancakes

Duck & Blueberry Sauce

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Cornmeal Loaf

Blueberry Corn Bread

 

Home Made Ice Cream

Strawberry Recipes

Rhubarb Recipes

Pickle Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes

 

Sun Dried Tomatoes

 

Carrot Recipes

 

Carrot Cake Recipes

 

Crock-pot Recipes

 

Eggplant Recipes

 

Onion Recipes

 

Basic Berry Jelly


This is a base prototype from which most berry-jelly recipes can be adapted.

From this basic formula you can experiment and develop your own recipes

9 cups crushed berries - Any variety
6 cups sugar

Boil berries and sugar together, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly - almost to, jellying point depending upon whether a firm or soft jam is desired. As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Pour hot jam immediately into hot, sterile canning jars, leaving -inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process for 5 minutes in boiling water bath. For seedless jams, crush berries and heat until soft. Press through a sieve and then add sugar and proceed as above.