Freezing Cherries Homemade Frozen Cherries

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:

  • freezer paper
  • large cookie sheet or shallow pan
  • fruit preserver
  • freezer bags or other freezer container
  • cherries
  • sugar - optional

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.
You might also be interested in these pages:


Canning Cherries
Cherry Jam
Cherry Rhubarb Pie Filling
Cherry Pie Filling

Freezing Fruits

Freezing Cherries
Freezing Bananas
Freezing Strawberries
Freezing Apples
Freezing Rhubarb

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