The first delicacies of the summer season have finally arrived on our tables. We are talking about peaches, apricots but also cherries.
The latter are very expensive, but they are a real treat for our palate. In fact, as the saying goes, “one leads to another” and it is often impossible to contain oneself and not finish them in one fell swoop.
Sometimes even in winter we would like to taste them, but they are practically unobtainable or they have an unspeakable taste. For this reason today we explain how to keep them longer. In fact, not everyone does it but this is the right time to freeze cherries in order to have them fresh and tasty even after the summer months.
How to freeze cherries
While not many do this, freezing cherries is not only possible but also easy. In fact, in addition to keeping the taste intact, they also preserve their precious nutritional properties. Here is a detailed guide on how to proceed:
a) take the cherries and wash them well under running water;
b) lay them on a kitchen towel and dry them;
c) equip yourself with a tray (those given to the pasta factory are fine too) and place one well spaced from the other;
d) put in the freezer and freeze them;
e) after waiting a couple of days, transfer them to a frost bag.
By when they should be consumed
That way they will be able to eat for months to come. In general, it is better not to let a period of more than six months pass. By freezing them now, they can even last until New Year’s Eve.
However, it is important to keep in mind one thing: these small fruits can be treated in the way we have just explained only when they are at the right point of ripeness. Better to avoid putting in the freezer those that are too unripe or on the contrary those that are excessively ripe. In summary, not everyone does it, but this is the right time to freeze cherries in order to have them fresh and tasty even after the summer months.
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