Food & Recipes

How To Make Summer Fruit Last Longer

It’s sad to say that Summer is slowly but surely coming to a close as we head for the month of September. However, just because we are heading for Fall doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy Summer fruits for a few more months. You can preserve your favourite fruit in a few different ways to enjoy throughout the year, keep reading to find out more:

Jam

If you want the taste of Summer fruit to last for a few extra months, you may want to consider making jam. You can create your own jam with almost any fruit such as peaches, strawberries, blackberries etc. The best thing about making jam with your Summer fruit is you can freeze it, gift it or enjoy it right away on warm toast or a bagel.

Frozen Fruit

The easiest and quickest way to preserve fruit is to freeze it! This will keep it in a useable form for months at a time and it can be used for so many recipes. Frozen fruit is great for the obvious things such as smoothies or to be defrosted and enjoyed but you can also use it in baking. When you freeze fruit, lay each piece out on a baking tray covered in parchment paper. Freeze the fruit on the tray and once frozen it can be moved over to a container or plastic storage bag.

Baking

Baking is a great way to keep the flavour of your favourite fruit around and you can stock up on your favourite baked goods. You can create anything from pies to muffins to turnovers and either serve them right away or freeze them for later use. The best part is you’ll always have a stocked freezer full of treats and you’ll be able to share your love of Summer fruit for any guest who stops by for a snack.

Ice Cream

Lastly, if you want a refreshing treat without the guilty calories why not make Summer fruit ice cream? All you need to do is freeze your favourite fruit using the method above and blend it up. Ideally, you want to freeze some bananas to make the base for your ice cream and then add a mixture of frozen Summer fruit. Throw all the fruit into a food processor and blend till smooth. You can add in some yummy add-ins such as chocolate, vanilla, or even nuts.,

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