Fruit

Freezing Blueberries

Place fresh berries on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer until frozen (about an hour and a half). Then place in freezer bags. The berries won’t stick together, so you can pour out any…

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Fresh Tart Cherries

If you’re substituting fresh tart cherries in a recipe that calls for canned tart cherries, you may need to add water and sugar to get the same results. —Barbara Bowen, Rexburg, Idaho

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Help Strawberries Stay Fresher

Strawberries stay fresh longer if stored unwashed, with the stems on, in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator. —Mary M., Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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Juice Keeps Apple Slices from Brownining

To prevent apple slices from turning brown, rub them with lemon or lime juice on them. This coats the apple slices and prevents air from discoloring them. They store nicely in a resealable plastic…

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Keep Fruit from Sinking

Do you have a problem with fruit sinking to the bottom of your baked goods? Try tossing the fruit with a small amount of flour called for in the recipe, then mixing it into the batter.

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Make a Date with Dates

Dates are high in fiber and contain iron and potassium. They are also one of the sweetest of fruits…70% of their weight can be made up of sugar. To prevent sticking when slicing or chopping…

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Make Your Mark with Mango

When buying this tropical fruit, look for ones with unblemished green to yellow skin tinged with red. Ripe mangoes will feel fairly firm when gently pressed and have a sweet, fruity…

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Making Caramel Apples

To make melted caramel stick to an apple to form a nice thick coating, wash and thoroughly dry each apple before dipping. Make sure the caramel is heated until it is melted and smooth. If the…

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Peach Pointers

Purchase peaches that have an intense fragrance and that give slightly to palm pressure. Avoid those that are hard or have soft spots. A half pound will yield about 1 cup chopped…

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Pear Pointers

Purchase pears that are firm, fragrant and free of blemishes or soft spots. To ripen pears, place them in a paper bag at room temperature for several days. When the pears give in slightly to…

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