My husband is a big fan of freezing cherries. He and my sons eat them like popsicles. I like them too and the plus is.... they are much better for you than popsicles. Freezing is so easy.
This method of freezing makes it so you can just pull a few cherries from the freezer and pop them in your mouth. YUM! Cold and icy.
You will need:
Following directions on the package, soak cherries in fruit preserver.
Lay freezer paper on your cookie sheet or pan.
Drain cherries well
Optional - you can sugar coat cherries by sprinkling with sugar.
Spread cherries out in a single layer on freezer paper. Lay another sheet of freezer paper on top of cherries.
Spread more cherries out on top of that sheet.
I have done up to 3 layers and had no problem. I don't know if I would go too much deeper than that.
Place pan with layers of cherries in the freezer. When frozen remove from the freezer and place in freezer bags or container.
Here's a tip. When you remove the cherries from the freezer lift the top layer of cherries by the freezer paper. use it like a funnel to dump the cherries into your freezer container or bag.
Don't forget to label and date.
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