How to freeze fruit and vegetables

Points to remember

  • Open freeze fruit and prepared veg by placing on a non-stick baking sheet or one lined with baking parchment, space each piece well apart and then freeze until solid.
  • Place into freezer bags and label.
  • Most vegetables need to be blanched before freezing.
  • Place in boiling water and cook for 1-3 mins (depending on the vegetable), then remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into ice cold water to stop the cooking. Open freeze as explained above.