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I have been given a load of blackberries

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FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 08:37:10

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misdee Fri 10-Oct-08 08:38:21

aside from eat them?

can you freeze them?

EffiePerine Fri 10-Oct-08 08:38:34

give em to me grin

you can freeze them

apple and blackberry crumble yum

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 08:40:18

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ChopsTheDuck Fri 10-Oct-08 08:41:27

jam

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 08:42:10

yep they'll be fine frozen, although better for using in cooking than eating raw once they have defrosted.

You could make up apple and blackberry crumble filling and freeze in containers ready for quick crumbles.

Smoothies? Blackberries, greek yoghurt and banana?

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 09:22:44

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FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 09:23:16

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FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 09:23:35

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DumbledoresGirl Fri 10-Oct-08 09:24:45

Lucky you. I freeze them and then get them out over the year, stew them with a little sugar and have them cold on top of cereal in the morning. Yummy.

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 09:46:30

any apples will work.

What I would do, is cook up the apples with the blackberries, freeze in portions that are enough to make one pie or crumble, and then, when you want to use it, defrost and then make the pie topping/crumble topping, rather than making the entire pie and freezing it.

Does that make sense?

It also means you can use the apple and blackberry mix for all sorts of things, instead of just having a pie.

It's nice on top of cereal or muisli or with greek yoghurt, for example.

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 09:47:56

But, if you do make apple and blackberry pie, yes I would cook the pie first and then freeze it. Then when you suddenyl remember you have it it won't take so long to defrost and cook if the pastry is already cooked!grin

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 09:54:10

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SazzlesA Fri 10-Oct-08 09:55:51

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SpandexIsMyEnemy Fri 10-Oct-08 09:57:24

oh DS & I made a fantastic crumble last week. if you look up my name you'll find the quantities.

other than that smoothies?
jam
raw?

we're off out in a minute to pick some more & raid the apple tree as well.

SazzlesA Fri 10-Oct-08 09:57:31

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DumbledoresGirl Fri 10-Oct-08 09:59:29

Fio, you can store the fruit in freezer bags or I use old margarine/ice cream/Chinese takeaway containers!

pageturner Fri 10-Oct-08 10:04:44

Oh, I made these yesterday (well, I did half blackberries, half raspberries) and they were delicious!

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 10:07:21

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Cadbury Fri 10-Oct-08 10:09:43

ooo lovely - that's quite late in the season for them to still be around.

I made the most amazing jam a few weeks ago - all the jars gone now! Its a very easy recipe - apple and blackberry and it would eat up the large quantity you have and you could be eating it for months to come. Interested? I can type the recipe out if you like.

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 10:17:02

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DumbledoresGirl Fri 10-Oct-08 10:25:13

Oh jam is the best use you can put them to. I wasn't sure if you were a jam person otherwise I would have mentioned it myself. I eat bramble jelly (prefer to make jelly rather than jam out of blackberries because of the pips) all year round and every time you have it, you are taken straight back to the memory of lovely crisp autumn mornings.

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 10:26:24

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DumbledoresGirl Fri 10-Oct-08 10:28:18

Hope cadbury's recipe inspires you then.
(If not, I can give you one for bramble jelly)

SazzlesA Fri 10-Oct-08 10:40:46

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