My blackberry bushes are producing like crazy right now. I pureed some and froze them in ice cubes to use in smoothies. But, I want to find other ways to preserve them. Has anyone tried dehydrating them? I've done other berries, but am concerned about the seeds. I have a few in right now, to see what happens. In the past, berries have taken days to dry out.
this isn't about preserving them, but whatever you do, you MUST make blackberry jam.
just 1.5 cups berries and 1 cup medjool dates blended together in a food processor. it is pure, sweet heaven!!
Thank you for the idea, Joanna. I made some this afternoon and it's delicious!
i'm so glad you tried it! i like smearing it on apple slices or a banana. i'm thinking you could roll a banana in the jam, put some shredded coconut on it, and freeze it, too. that would be divine.
I'm not sure how dehydrated berries would turn out - freeze dried are pretty good and are sold as "blackberry popcorn" in a lot of health food stores, so I'd give it a shot. You might want to combine them with pears or dates and puree and then smooth out with a spatula over a teflex sheet in the dehydrator. I always dump left-over pear smoothies in the dehydrator and end up with what resembles fruit leather and my nephew loves it (well, I do too). I think pear helps it stay bound together, so you might want to try the berries with pear before going berries alone. I love the jam/date syrup....it's so great over any raw vegan dessert.