State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600335
The syrup pack is preferred for berries to be satisfactory
Select full-flavored, ripe berries all about the same
size, preferably with tender skins. Sort, wash and drain.
Use one of the following packs:
Syrup pack. Pack berries into containers and cover with
cold 50-percent syrup (1 cup sugar to 1 cup water). Seal,
label and freeze.
Pack berries into containers. Seal, label and freeze.
Crushed or puree
Select fully ripened berries. Sort, wash, and drain.
Crush, or press berries through a fine sieve for puree. To
1 quart (2 pounds) crushed berries or puree, add 2/3 cup
sugar, depending on tartness of fruit. Stir until sugar is
dissolved. Pack into containers. Seal, label and freeze.