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Old 11-09-2007, 06:36 AM   #1
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What to do with frozen berry medley?

Hi folks,

This is my first post, so please be gentle!

I bought a bag of mixed frozen fruit at the grocery a few months ago. It appears to contain blueberries, raspberries, and strawberry slices. I think I had some sort of ice cream topping in mind when I purchased it, but now that winter is here, I am not quite sure what to do with it. Ditto for a bag of frozen mango pieces. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 11-09-2007, 06:38 AM   #2
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Hi mosprouts. Welcome to DC.

First of all, ice cream knows no seasons, so that's still an option.

You could make a mixed berry pie!

...and serve it with ice cream!
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:46 AM   #3
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Haha... true, Andy. Alas, the only ice-cream I presently have in quantity is flavored of egg nog, and I'm not sure it would accommodate berries very well. I also lack freezer space, which explains why I'm trying to clear out some room before the holidays.

The pie idea is good, but it seems like a meager bag for a whole pie. I guess I could combine both bags, but mixed berry and mango pie sounds too confusing. Thanks for the suggestion, though!
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:47 AM   #4
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You could also thaw some of it and add to oatmeal in the morning!

You could throw the berries in a blender and add some water and protein powder for a tasty shake!

Berry PIE!!!

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Old 11-09-2007, 06:53 AM   #5
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I would second the mixed berry pie idea... mmmm pie.


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Old 11-09-2007, 06:54 AM   #6
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If you don't have enough for a pie, make some turnovers.
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:10 AM   #7
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Or make individual tarts. Smoothies. Puree into a sauce for dessert. Defrost, drain and put in the middle of a sponge cake, decorated with icing sugar and serve with whipped cream. Mixed berry daiquiris. Bake into muffins. Make dessert souffles. Make a pavlova, top with the fruit and serve with cream. Make fools. Turn into fruit bars.

As to the mango, all of the above plus mango lassis. Puree and use as a sauce over chicken or pork. Cook the chicken with the mango a la apricot chicken. Make a chutney.

The lists go on and on....
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:20 AM   #8
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mixed berry jelly
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:20 AM   #9
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Mixed berries is my fav type of frozen fruit to have around for smoothies. I put a handful into the blender, add banana, a little milk, a few spoons of yogurt and give it a whirl in the blender. Great breakfast!
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:39 AM   #10
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Also fruit cobblers and crumbles. Brulees. Boil the berries down to make a mixed berry jam (can even do just a small quantity in the microwave). Fillings for crepes/pancakes. Toppings for waffles. Trifle. Mix through sweet boiled rice (it is an English dessert) to serve. A clafouti. Cheesecake topping.
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