We've all been there: That package of berries has only been in the refrigerator for two days, but the fruit already looks past its prime (or worse, unsafe to eat). The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has discovered three helpful hints to extend the life of your berries so you can safely enjoy them for up to five days post-purchase.
For longer storage, freezing is best. Place the berries in a single layer on a baking pan and place them in the freezer. Once they're frozen, put the berries in freezer containers or plastic freezer bags and seal. When stored this way, berries will keep in the freezer for up to a year.
Frozen berries are terrific in sauces, ice creams, syrups, pie fillings, smoothies, and other sweet sips. Give our top frozen berry recipes a whirl:
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