Harvesting blueberries for the winter

Blueberry is one of the most delicious and popular forest berries due to its sweet taste with light sourness. In addition, its solid set of medicinal properties will not leave indifferent any mistress. If there is regular blueberry, it is possible to prevent the development of heart and vascular diseases, to strengthen vision and memory, to prevent the emergence of infectious diseases. It also works well for colds and heat.

Unfortunately, the collected berries of blueberries do not last long their freshness, so they need to either quickly eat or prepare. To the delight of sweet lovers, there are many ways to store blueberries for the winter: it's frost, and drying, and cooking jam, jam, pastilles, compote and other billets.

Contents:

  1. Selection and preparation of blueberries
  2. Drying and freezing
  3. Sweet billets
  4. Blueberry biscuits
  5. Blueberry billet recipes for the winter:
    • Blueberry jam in a multi-bowl
    • Blueberry burrs
    • Blueberry berries
    • Blueberry berry sodaCherry
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Blueberry preparation process

Regardless of the selected recipe, it is important to choose the berries correctly and prepare them before preparing the blueberry. First of all, it is necessary to discard all the spoiled fruits, as they can not only worsen the taste, but also reduce the storage time of the billet. For canning for the winter, broken, wrinkled, watery and moldy berries do not fit.

Because the blueberry does not ripen after harvesting, it is necessary to choose only fruits of blue color. After that, the blueberry should be washed, discarded on a sieve to make the glass water, and dried with a towel.

The most not troublesome ways of harvesting blueberries - drying and freezing

These types of blanks are great for blueberries, as its berries are very elastic and well retain their shape. Drying blueberries for the winter can be done quickly and at no extra cost. For this you need only berries, oven and storage tanks. By the way, it is best to keep dry blueberries in pouches or boxes directly in the kitchen cupboard. Before use, the berries must be soaked in water. Dried blueberry is used as a filling for pies and vareniki or a compote component.

Berries intended for freezing, it is better not to wash, because their peel can become stiff. You can do this later, just before use. Frost blueberries in plastic bags or food containers. Such berries can be stored for a year and a half. Like dry, frozen fruits can be used for various purposes: stuffing for pie, cooking compote, cooking sauces and other dishes.

Harvesting blueberries for sweeties: jam, jam, pastille and jam

In general, all these methods of harvesting require heat treatment and the addition of sugar. But you can also just rub berries with sugar and keep it that way. In this case, the fruits maximally retain useful properties.

You can prepare jam from "blueberry" - "five minutes".In this case, too, many useful substances are retained, but the guarantee that it will not deteriorate will be higher.

As the yield of blueberries is usually small, you can increase the volume of blanks by combining these berries with others, for example, with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and others. It also goes well with apples, oranges and cranberries. To add extra flavor to dumplings, you can add a little zest of lemon, cinnamon, vanillin or cloves to the billet.

You can prepare blueberry twists on the stove, in the oven or in the multivark. The main rule: you need to cook well dried berries and put them in sterilized, but dry jars, so that the blank does not become moldy. Jam, jam, jam and other similar recipes can be used as a filling for baking, and as a sweetness for tea.

Blueberry drinks for the winter

From berries of blueberries it is possible to prepare not only tasty jam and other sweet preparations, but also various drinks, including alcoholic ones, for example, liquor or wine. Compotes from blueberries are very easy to cook and they also preserve a lot of vitamins of this berry. In winter, from compote, you can prepare jelly, mors or jelly.

Since the blueberry itself does not have a pronounced odor, it is possible to preserve the compote, mixed with the cherry. Blueberry wine also stores many useful substances, so it is often considered not so much an alcoholic beverage as a curative tincture. And while observing all stages of cooking, this wine can be stored for up to four years.

Simple recipe: jam - "five minutes" of blueberries in the multivariate

This jam will turn out very tasty, but you will not spend a lot of time preparing it. In addition, the berries will preserve all the vitamins. To prepare this jam any multivarker is suitable. The mode is "Varka" or similar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of blueberry;
  • 180 g of honey;
  • 1 packet of pectin;
  • 2 tbsp. Roma.

Preparation:

  1. Prepared( washed and dried) berries cook until the appearance of juice( about 3 minutes).
  2. We introduce honey and pectin.
  3. At low temperature, cook jam for 5 minutes after boiling.
  4. A few minutes before turning off the fire, rum is poured out.
  5. When the jam has cooled, it is necessary to pour it on jars.
  6. We store it in the refrigerator or cellar.
  7. Unusual blueberry dessert for the winter - pastilles

    On cold winter evenings this dish will become a perfect addition to hot tea.

    Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of blueberry;
  • 0.5 kg of sugar.

Preparation:

  1. Prepared blueberry poured 250 g of water( one glass), bring to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  2. After this, let the mixture cool down a little and wipe it through a sieve.
  3. We add sugar in the dried berries, mix well and boil them.
  4. After this, the finished pastry is laid out on trays and dried in the oven.

Recipe for adults: blueberry wine

It will take a lot of time to prepare blueberry wine, but the result will definitely please you and become an ornament of any festive table.

Ingredients:

  • 4 kg of blueberry;
  • 1,9 kg of sugar;
  • 5 liters of water.

Preparation process:

  1. Prepared blueberry mash into a gruel and squeeze juice using a sieve or gauze.
  2. The resulting mixture is poured with water and insist for 24 hours.
  3. The obtained infusion is poured into another container and mixed with the remaining juice.
  4. Pour sugar, stir well until it dissolves.
  5. The billet is poured into a large-sized bottle( over the "hangers" of the container) and covered with latex, in which it is necessary to make a hole for the exit of carbon dioxide.
  6. Put the bottle in a dark place for fermentation.
  7. We follow the allocation of bubbles: when they become few, it means that the wine is almost ready( the fermentation process will take from one to two months).
  8. We pour wine into a new container using a small diameter hose.
  9. We cork the wine and put it in a cold room for at least two months.
  10. Ready wine is poured into a container for storage and left in a dark place.

Palette of taste: blueberry compote with cherry

To add a blueberry flavor compote, you can combine these berries with a cherry. Moreover, the drink will be prepared more.

Ingredients:

  • 0.3 kg of blueberry;
  • 0.3 kg of cherries;
  • 0,4 kg of sugar;
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation process:

  1. We wash the washed berries in sterilized cans, alternating layers of blueberry and cherry berries( about 3 cm high).At first it is better to put cherries. We fill the banks to the "shoulders" themselves.
  2. Then prepare the syrup from sugar and water.
  3. With hot syrup we fill the berries.
  4. We cover the jars with metal lids and set them in hot water to be sterilized( approximately 20 minutes).
  5. After sterilization the compote is rolled up, turned over and wrapped up with something warm.
  6. In winter, diluted with water and adding sugar, from this billet you can make an even larger volume of compote.
Blanks for the winter
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