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Old 09-30-2008, 02:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,
I froze way too much blueberries. Now that days are getting chillier, I don't make much smoothies. Any suggestions to go through 40lb of frozen blueberries until the next season?
Thanks!
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Hi,
I froze way too much blueberries. Now that days are getting chillier, I don't make much smoothies. Any suggestions to go through 40lb of frozen blueberries until the next season?
Thanks!
I put mine in a little hot water and then add them to yogurt and pancakes- I don't think that will take care of 40 lbs in a year though
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Wow, 40 pounds is a lot!
I was going to suggest baked goods (muffins, pancakes, banana bread) but you'd have to cook thousands of muffins to use up 40 pounds of berries.
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I drop frozen blueberries in the bottom of my yogurt cup when I'm packing lunches in the morning. Drizzled with a little honey then fill up the cup with homemade yogurt. By lunch time they've melted and you have lovely blueberry yogurt.

Blueberry custards are a popular breakfast dish around here. Sometimes I mix blueberries and pomegranate seeds.

Toss a bunch into a small saucepan with a little honey and simmer it while you're making pancakes, french toast or waffles for some beautiful blueberry syrup.

I also love just tossing them into pies. Either with halved frozen apricots or other berries. Toss the frozen berries with instant tapioca and some sugar, pack into the pie shell, put the top crust on and bake until bubbly. You can do the same with cobbler, buckle, and the like as well.

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We can do about 10 pounds a week in our green smoothies.

And they are great added to "ice-cream". Frozen banana and blueberries through a juicer or blender makes an incredibly yummy vegan icecream.
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eat them still frozen and just plain--maybe ever so slightly thawed--great snack food!
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You can send some to me! DS would go through them in no time!

Otherwise I would say pies, blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup, or muffins.

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I'll take some too -- blueberry cobbler, blueberry pie, blueberry pancakes, blueberry scones, hot blueberry sauce on ice cream or on pancakes, blueberry muffins, milkshakes, smoothies, ice cream, mmmmm.....

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Baked oatmeal! Yum, we had it this morning! I used this recipe:

http://nourishedkitchen.com/recipes/?p=117

Think this may be from a MDC mama. My changes:
I used 3 eggs, should have used 4
I soaked the oats & nuts in kefir & milk
I used chopped pecans rather than walnuts
I subbed a cup plus of blueberries (a combo of fresh & frozen) for the raisins
I used butter instead of coconut oil - it was what I had

This recipe isn't very sweet. If you like sweet, you could up the sweetener
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We seem to have this problem every year, but I manage to use them up, giving us a couple blueberry free months to miss them.

I put them in every pancake, muffin and scone recipe.

I make blueberry jam, some for us, some for gifts.

I dry some of them and put them on salads, in granola, in cookies. It may be too late for this, though!

Blueberry leather.

Blueberry syrup (I run the leftover blueberry solids through a food mill and make blueberry butter).

The rest go to blueberry cobblers and pies. I find that you can make 1 every other week and no one gets sick of them.
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I too have lots and lots of frozen blueberries . I'm making them into muffins, pancakes, eating them with yogurt, as smoothies, etc and also just plain semi-thawed (totally frozen tehy're a bit cold, IMO, but set out on the counter for an hour or so makes them perfect finger food
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muffins, crockpot oatmeal, bread, smoothies, um...i would even look into making a face mask with them.

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We:

mix them into oatmeal
use them in muffins
scones
coffee cake
school lunches (put them in a little tupperware and they're unfrozen by lunch time)

Heck, we picked 31 pounds and we're just hoping they last till May!
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Mix them with applesauce. My kids love it when I fill a small dish halfway with frozen berries and then top it off with applesauce. Let it sit out for 10-20 minutes to thaw just a bit before eating. They could easily eat berry-applesauce with every meal.
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My husband hates thawed blueberries, but don't eat frozen either as they are too cold.
The problem is I don't bake at all. I just have no time. I barely manage to make meals. Maybe I will make a jam for Christmas gift if it is easy to do.
Thanks for your ideas.
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My children love blueberries straight from the freezer!

Sometimes for pancakes or waffles I heat sum frozen blueberries with just a little bit of maple syrup and use that for the syrup.
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