If you are looking to freeze some yummy jam doughnuts, this comprehensive guide has got you covered.
These methods and tips have worked splendidly for me. So, let’s get right into it.
- Jam Doughnuts
- Parchment Paper or Cling Wrap
- Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container or Ziploc Bag
- Prep and Cool: If the doughnuts are freshly made, allow them to cool down to room temperature.
- Wrap It: Wrap each jam doughnut with some parchment paper or cling wrap. Wrap it thoroughly so that no part of it is exposed.
- Pack and Seal: Transfer the wrapped doughnuts into a freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag and seal them in. If you are using a Ziploc bag, squeeze out all the air in the bag before sealing them.
- Label and Freeze: Add a label on the container or bag with the best before date and then leave it in the freezer till you need it next.
Freezing Jam Doughnuts after Flash Freezing Them
If the jam doughnuts are glazed, you might want to flash freeze them before wrapping them up so that the glaze stays intact.
Make sure that the jam doughnuts have completely cooled down to room temperature.
Lay the jam doughnuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place them evenly and take care that they aren’t touching each other.
Leave the tray of doughnuts in the freezer for a couple of hours and let the doughnuts freeze solid.
Using some parchment paper or cling wrap, wrap each frozen jam doughnut separately.
Pack and Seal
Once wrapped, pack the doughnuts into a freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag and seal them in.
Label and Freeze
Add a label with the best before date, and you are all set to freeze the jam doughnuts.
How Long Can You Freeze Jam Doughnuts?
You can freeze jam doughnuts for 2 to 3 months. It is best to store them as soon as you have bought or made them.
This way, the jam doughnuts will stay fresh for longer than if they were frozen after being left in the fridge for a couple of days.
If you are freezing homemade jam doughnuts, it is best advised to freeze the jam filling and the doughnuts separately.
Freezing them separately will allow you to freeze the doughnuts for longer without having to worry about the texture of the jam changing too much once it thaws.
How to Store Frozen Jam Doughnuts?
You can store frozen jam doughnuts in any freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag.
The key is to make sure that the jam doughnuts are well protected from being exposed to air or freezer burns. Wrapping each doughnut gives added protection, and also makes it easier to separate.
If you are pressed for freezer space and have a big batch of jam doughnuts to freeze for later, it is best to opt for Ziploc bags.
You can pack in a lot of doughnuts and still manage to store them compactly with the help of flexible Ziploc bags.
But if you are worried about other stuff in the freezer damaging the jam doughnuts or crushing them, you can opt for sturdy containers instead.
How to Defrost Jam Doughnuts?
The most recommended way of defrosting jam doughnuts is to pop them in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
To avoid drastic changes in texture, you can first leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours before tossing it in the microwave.
In case the jam doughnuts don’t look too appealing, you can fix it by dusting some powdered sugar over it.
You could also thaw the donuts on the kitchen counter over a couple of hours, but this might leave you with a mushy doughnut so, keep that in mind.
Can You Refreeze Jam Doughnuts?
No, it is best advised not to refreeze jam doughnuts. Repeated freezing and thawing will change the texture and taste of the jam doughnuts.
It will turn soggy and unappealing each time. So, it is best to eat it in one go once it thaws than take chances by freezing it again.
To avoid having to refreeze or waste the jam doughnuts, wrap each doughnut with parchment paper before packing them into the freezer.
You can then grab just the right number of jam doughnuts, instead of having to thaw a big batch to eat a few.
Do Jam Doughnuts Freeze Well?
Yes, jam doughnuts freeze quite well, much like regular or glazed doughnuts. They can last well in the freezer for a couple of months.
But that being said, it is best to eat them up sooner rather than later if you want to get the most out of their flavor and freshness.
The jam doughnuts freeze best when they are freshly made, and it does better in the freezer than in the fridge. You can keep the doughnuts in the fridge for only a day or two.
I hope this article helped you freeze and store all the extra jam doughnuts you had for a little while longer.
If you have any queries or would like to share some freezing hacks and tips of your own, it would be lovely to hear from you.
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