how to freeze summer fruits

with the heat at full capacity, fruits tend to spoil quicker.  you can save many of your fruits by freezing them.  here are some tips from

As the detail oriented people at Cook’s Illustrated are wont to do, they froze six different kinds of summer fruit, using several different techniques, to see which held up the best.

The overall verdict is that fruits must be frozen with some sugar (whether that’s sugar syrup or plain sugar depends on the fruit). Fruits frozen with nothing added ended up with a mushy texture and off flavors when defrosted a few months later, according to the CI testers.

Peaches need some ascorbic acid to keep their color and texture, and cherries, unfortunately, didn’t fare well in any circumstance. The recommendation? Can them instead.

you can read the wonderful article from Cook’s Illustrated here.

<3 kt

2 Responses to “how to freeze summer fruits”

  1. 1 Liz July 21, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Ummm, the “here” doesn’t link anywhere

  2. 2 mrstetris July 21, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    so sorry about that! thanks liz! its posted now. :)

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