I use this idea, when I am freezing the berries and blackcurrants that I have harvested from the allotment.
- After cleaning and preparing the fruit, when it is ready to go into the freezer, I place it on a shallow flat baking sheet, spreading it out over the surface so that the fruits are not touching each other. I usually put a sheet of reusable 'silicone baking sheet liner' on the tray first, so that the fruit sits on top of that on the baking tray. Using the 'silicone baking sheet' (which looks a bit like old fashioned grease-proof paper only it is reusable) has two helpful things about it; firstly it stops the fruit sticking to the baking tray. I have to admit that often use the older baking trays for this task. Secondly, when the fruit has frozen you can carefully pick up the silicone sheet and tip the fruit into a suitable container to store it in the freezer until you want to use it.
Here is the simple quick to read, list version of how to freeze home grown fruit so that it does not stick together and is easier to use.
[By using this method you can use just some of the fruit in the container (instead of having to tackle a fruit iceberg).]
- Prepare the fruit.
- Place a silicone baking sheet on top of a shallow baking tray.
- Spread the fruit to be frozen on top of the baking sheet, do this in a single layer.
- Put into the freezer, until the fruits are frozen.
- Now you can transfer them into the freezer container you want to keep them in until you use them.
- Result should be frozen individual berries or fruit that are easier to use.
- you can freeze individual portions:
by using silicone muffin or bun baking cases to put the portions in until they are frozen.