Rinse/Pack/Freeze

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Freezing Northwest Sweet Cherries is as simple as 1-2-3

RINSE

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1. Rinse firm, ripe cherries in cold water; drain thoroughly

 

PACK

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2. Pack cherries in plastic freezer bags or freezer-proof containers. Remove excess air; fasten or cover tightly.

FREEZE

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3. Freeze.

 

 

Freezing Tips:

 

  • Before freezing, label and date each plastic bag or container.
  • Freezer should be 0°F. or lower.
  • Do not overload freezer.
  • For fastest freezing, place bags directly on freezer shelves. Leave space around each bag until contents are frozen.

 

Serving Tips:

 

  • Remove amount of cherries needed, reseal plastic bag or container and return to freezer immediately.
  • Serve cherries partially frozen for best flavor and texture. Dip in chocolate for a special treat.
  • Remove stems and pits; add to salads, sauces, toppings and batters.