I was at an orchard this weekend & picked a variety of fruit. How do I store the blueberries so that they will stay fresh & last? I want to make my blueberry pie later this week & I would rather not freeze them. thanks
Fresh blueberries should store well in the fridge for a few days. Just be sure there's no moisture accumulating around them, don't store in a plastic bag or airtight container.
I know you don't want to freeze them, but they freeze exceptionally well compared to most berries.
i picked fresh blueberries a week ago friday and finished the last 6 cups of them which were stored in the fridge in the CI Blueberry pie exactly a week later (last friday). They were still pristene. Don't do anything (ie wash) to them until you need to used them. They should be fine. I do believe my berries would have lasted a couple more days.
Store them in the fridge unwashed in a glass jar.
The berries I just ate lasted two weeks and were as crisp and fresh as the day I bought them at the farmers market. They could have gone ALOT longer.
I would make sure you do remove any moldy or squished berries before putting in the jar.