Freezing berries without sugar

Wash berries and drain. Remove stems and slice berries. Put into freezer containers or freezer bags (4 cups per bag). Put into freezer immediately.

Freezing berries with sugar

Wash berries and drain. Remove stems and slice berries. Add 3/4 cup sugar to 4 cups sliced berries. Stir and let stand until sugar dissolves. Put into freezer containers, leaving ½ inch head space. Put into freezer immediately. Berries can also be crushed, sweetened and then frozen. Work with only a few quarts at a time, then the berries won't get mushy and will freeze well.

Freezing Whole Berries

Wash berries and drain well on paper towels. Don't remove stems. Place in freezer on a cookie sheet, only one layer at a time. After they are frozen, place these berries in freezer bags. Ziploc freezer bags are great. Use these berries right from the freezer on your favorite cakes, salads and cereals.

Strawberry Jam

For your food safety, refer to the pectin instructions for proper and safe preparation of cooked or freezer jams and jellies.

Strawberry Bread

Ingredients: 3 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup salad oil, 1 Tbsp. vanilla, ½ Tsp. baking powder, 2 cups crushed berries, 1 cup quick oats, 2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp. cinnamon, 1 Tsp. baking soda, ½ Tsp. salt
Instructions: Beat eggs and sugar, add oil and vanilla. Mix in flour, oats, cinnamon, soda, salt, and baking powder. Add strawberries and mix well. Pour into two greased and floured 4x8 loaf pans. Bake 1 hour and 350 degrees.

Easy Strawberry Pie

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp. corn starch, 2 cups water, 1 small strawberry flavored Jell-O
Instructions: Boil sugar, corn starch and water until thick. Add Jell-O. When it begins to set, pour it over sliced berries that have been arranged in a pre-baked shell. Top with whipped cream.

Frozen Berry Dessert

Ingredients: 1 cup flour, sifted; 1/4 cup brown sugar; ½ cup chopped nuts; ½ cup butter or margarine, melted; 2 egg whites; 1 cup sugar; 2 tbsp. lemon juice; 2 cups fresh strawberries or raspberries OR 2 cups whole frozen strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries; 1 cup whipping cream
Instructions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Combine flour, sugar, nuts and butter. Pour mixture onto pizza pan or tray and bake 20 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove from oven and save 1/3 of crumb mixture for topping. Spread remaining on bottom of 9' x 13' (22 x 33 cm) pan. Beat egg whites, sugar and lemon juice until stiff peaks form. Whip the cream. Fold whipped cream into egg whites. Fold strawberries or raspberries into mixture. Carefully pour over crumbs. Sprinkle top with remaining crumbs. Freeze 12 hours. Serves 12-15.