This tip may seem like a no-brainer, but when berries are the star of the show, it’s important that they look their best! Tender berries like raspberries should be handled gently so they don’t turn to mush.

Rinse each kind of berry separately with water, then place them on a sheet pan lined with paper towels, spacing them out just a bit. Put raspberries upside down so the water drains out of their cavities. Then, let berries air dry about 30 minutes or more.