Sunday, June 3, 2012

Putting Up Blueberries

We went to a U-Pick place on Friday with my mom, her friend and one of my friends.  It was very nice and the blueberries were huge, although a little expensive.  I think we still got a great deal on them compared to market prices.  I loved the fact that my kids jumped right in and helped pick berries.  I was really expecting them to stop quickly and say they were hot or tired, but they didn't!

We got 2 gallons of them. This afternoon I made 6 jars of blueberry pie filling.  I don't think it set up right, it's kind of watery looking, so I am going to be looking for a better recipe.

Then, I froze 2 cookie sheets using the flash freeze method.  I washed them and pulled out any debris and mushy berries.  Then I let them dry for a bit on some paper towel.  I placed a sheet of wax paper on each cookie sheet then spread the berries out on the cookie trays.  After they were frozen in 2 to 3 hours, I put them in quart freezer bags for later us in pancakes and muffins. 

I did make some blueberry muffins this morning.  I think they were good because everyone got seconds :)  The only problem I had is even though I greased the pan, even though on top and all around, the tops of the muffins were stuck to the pan and they didn't end up very pretty.  If anyone has a way to solve that problem, please let me know!

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  1. Those look so good. We don't have the right type of soil to grow blueberries, so we don't have them.

    Have a wonderful day.


  2. Sounds like so much fun. We hope to go blueberry picking this year. Your pie filling looks delicious!

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