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Feb 10, 2009 03:55 PM

How do you use frozen fruit?

I'm always passing by the frozen berries at TJ's and thinking I should find some use for them in the winter. Any suggestions on what you do? Thank you!

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  1. Smoothies. Use frozen berries, mango chunks, or whatever instead of ice cubes.

    1. as alanbarnes said, they're perfect for smoothies.

      you can use them in any baking recipe that calls for berries....and you don't need to thaw them first.

      i also like to heat them in the microwave or a saucepan until they're nice & warm & they release their liquid...then pour over yogurt or cottage cheese. yum.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        ditto, but also as a topping for my morning oatmeal. :)

        I also use frozen blueberries in my muffins, I roll them in a bit of flour before adding them to the batter (seems to help prevent streaking).

        1. re: maplesugar

          "I roll them in a bit of flour before adding them to the batter (seems to help prevent streaking)."
          it also keeps them from sinking to the bottom - this helps for chocolate chips too.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            When adding frozen fruit to batters try waiting to the last minute and then cook immediately to minimize streaking.

      2. Mango Margaritas, Strawberry Margaritas, Peach Margaritas..... or for a change of pace, you can make dacquris

        1. As an alternative to maple syrup on pancakes, waffles & french toast.
          Swirled into a muffin batter, pound cake batter or cheesecake to marble the batter
          Inside crepes
          Topped on ice cream
          Grilled cheese & jam sandwiches

          1. Yes, smoothies--I use it along with fresh fruit as the ice...