Freezing fruit is a wonderful way to preserve it for colder months. Fruit salad allows several fruits to be frozen at once and fruit retains its color and flavor best when covered in light syrup.
Fruit Salad Recipe
Tips for Freezing Fruit Salad
To prevent freezer burn, use quality freezer containers for freezing the fruit salad. Vacuum packed foods will often last 3 times longer than foods frozen without vacuum packing. A common problem encountered when freezing fruit salad is the formation of ice crystals. If this occurs, speeding up the freezing process will prevent ice crystals from forming. Turn the freezer temperature down during the first few hours of freezing, to 0 degrees F, and then turn the freezer back up to its normal temperature.
Fruit Salad Serving Ideas
Fruit salad can be served alone, on top of yogurt, or adorned in nuts or marshmallows. It can be placed on a lettuce leaf with graham crackers or vanilla wafers on the side. For finicky eaters, puree the fruit salad in a blender for a quick and easy fruit smoothie.
Attention cooks: beware of the dreaded freezer burn. Keep close track of what you have because you don't want to open up a meal for reheating only to discover that it is inedible.
If you're tired of one bad apple spoiling the whole bushel, consider learning how to freeze apples. That way, you can enjoy the fruit all year long.