Keeping berries with no fridge

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by twoaday, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. twoaday

    twoaday Guest

    Is there any way I can keep dew berries for a really long time without a refrigerator? I usually just freeze them in large bags but they get a bad texture from it.
  2. Davis Willy

    Davis Willy Guest

    Really? I wasn't aware of that. What kind of texture did you get from them after freezing and how long we're they in there for?

  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf Well-Known Member

    can them perhaps? I would just make a jam or jelly or syrup from them though and then can them thus eliminating any worries over funny textures
  4. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Well-Known Member

    store in tupperware, cover with water before freezing, thaw just enough to drain before eating, add cream & sugar (or condensed milk & sugar) and eat immediately.

    cook down into pie filling (crockpot on low 8-? hours, should reduce by 1/3-40%, adjust time as needed) and freeze or can.

    make jelly/preserves..

    or make pies and freeze the pies (my favorite).
  5. CVORNurse

    CVORNurse Well-Known Member

    how about drying them?

    I love dewberries. Got "plumb ate up with chiggers" when I was about 12. We had gone back in the woods to gather dewberries. Mamma got enough from us to make a good bit of jelly, but we all had itchy lines everywere we had elastic on our bodies. I had a ring just below my knees, and another at the legs and waist of my undies, and I think even a ring from where my bra was. Most miserable I ever was( until I suddenly became allergic to poison ivy). But man that was some good jelly and preserves.
  6. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

    Juice them and make a sugar concentrate that you can use for drinks.