what to do with 'old' berries?

natalija_gardenerNovember 3, 2011


I took out 2 pounds of blackberries out of the freezer to get something else out and then accidently forgot to put them back in the freezer again. Then my husband found them in the garage and they smell like wine now.

Is there any way I can do something with them? Can I make jam or something?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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I'd make jam. I did a quick search and found that you were not alone in finding yourself with fermenting berries.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blackberry jam from

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 3:35PM
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How long were they sitting in the garage, out of the freezer?

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 3:44PM
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I would dry them and make potpourri with them. It is quite nice if you choose your favorite oil.

Here is a link that might be useful: Homesteading

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 4:39PM
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Make wine!!


    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 7:34PM
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Have you tasted them? Do they taste as though they are fermenting or do they leave an after taste, like a mildew? I find our native berries to be somewhat fragile at room temp. If I discovered them thawed but cold I'd use them but you'll have to decide - you don't say how many days have passed.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 12:14AM
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Thanks for yoyr responses.
The funniest thing I don't know how many days they were out:-))but they smell like wine.
Morz8 - they taste as they are fermenting. What should I do?
and Deanna - I do not jnow how to make wine?
I still have them in the fridge- any ideas?

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 8:55PM
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Thanks Barnmom for your link. I guess I will just boil it and make a jam

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 9:11PM
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