If one is using frozen blueberries, should they be defrosted?

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One-Bowl Blueberry Buckle
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Hope A. August 12, 2021
Thanks!
 
Chef August 12, 2021
I use frozen blueberries 10 months out of the year and they work perfectly. I toss the frozen berries in 1 Tablespoon of AP flour and then mix into the batter. This prevents them from sinking and they bake up beautifully.
 
Hope A. August 12, 2021
I use frozen wild blueberries because I don't like the cultivated ones. It's the only way I can get the ones from Maine, and they are fantastic. For pies, I follow Erin Jean McDowell's advice and cook the berries and reduce the juices to eliminate any excess liquid.
 
Charlie S. August 12, 2021
If you have to use frozen, you might want to pass on the project until fresh is available. They weep and bleed excessively into any baked product. Most don't recognize this as a flaw, but I can assure you that it is.
 
702551 August 11, 2021
Nah, don't defrost blueberries when they go in a baked item. This is the same thing as making blueberry pancakes with frozen berries. Just sprinkle a few frozen berries into the pancakes on the griddle right after you poured the batter.
 
HalfPint August 11, 2021
I wouldn't defrost since thawed blueberries would be watery and mushy. Miss in frozen and bake. Might have to bake a little longer.
 
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