Freezing fresh Strawberries in Sugar is a great way to enjoy Strawberries throughout the year. It’s really quick, easy and a great way to get started in the home preservation of fruits and vegetables. Sadly, local Strawberries are only available for a few weeks each year so, freezing them insures you have a good supply to last for months to come. Give it a try, you’ll love them.
- 3 – quarts of fresh Strawberries.
- 2 1/4 – cups of Sugar, more or less.
- Approved freezer storage containers or bags.
- Place fresh Strawberries in your sink, along with a colander.
- Use a paring knife or huller and carefully remove the berry caps.
- Discard caps and any bruised or bad berries.
- Gently wash each berry under cold running water, place in colander.
- Let the berries drain in the colander for about 5 minutes.
- Place berries in a large bowl or pot.
- Add 3/4 cups of sugar for each quart of berries.
- Gently stir the sugar and berries until all sugar crystals have dissolved. Let sit for about 5 minutes and gently stir again.
- Spoon the berries and juice into the freezer approved bags or containers.
- Wipe the tops of the containers, apply lids and seal securely.
- Place the sealed containers in the freezer as quick as possible.
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