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Save Your Berries for Three Fun Recipes

Summer is approaching, and with the good weather and backyard barbeques comes one of our favorite summer fruits –  berries! But as we all know, berries can go bad quickly. In the spirit of Earth Day today, we’re here with a few tips and tricks to ensure you don’t waste these delicious treats. These three recipes range from tricks to keep your berries fresh for over a week to jam recipes for extra squishy berries, to decadent berry tarts for the whole family to enjoy!

Three Recipes for Fresh Berries


How to Keep Your Berries Fresh

  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • Paper towels

Berry Jam

  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt

Berry Breakfast Tarts

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh jam
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp jam
  • 1-2 tbsp cream


How to Keep Your Berries Fresh

  1. In a bowl combine raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, water and vinegar, and let soak for 5 minutes.
  2. Store your berries in tupperware containers lined with paper towels, and keep refrigerated and fresh for more than a week!

Fresh Berry Jam

  1. In a pot, combine raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and sugar, and let the berries soak in the sugar for 10 minutes.
  2. Turn on the stove to medium heat and bring your berry mixture to a boil. Then add lemon juice, lemon zest and salt.
  3. Allow the jam to simmer for 15-20 minutes on low, occasionally mixing, until smooth.
  4. Pour your jam into jars, seal the lid then keep refrigerated and enjoy for up to three weeks!

Homemade Berry Tarts

  1. In a bowl combine your homemade jam with the egg and cornstarch to make your filling.
  2. Cut off the edges of the round pie crust to make them square, then cut the square into three even rectangles.
  3. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of jam filling on one end of each rectangle of the pie crust, then brush the sides surrounding the filling with egg.
  4. Fold the other half of the rectangle over the end of the crust with the jam and use a fork to crimp the edges together on all sides.
  5. Brush the top of the tart with the egg and then bake at 400ºF for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, jam and cream.
  7. Dollop the frosting over each tart, top with sprinkles and they’re ready to eat!

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