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Peach Butter

Updated on June 21, 2013

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About Peach Butter

In the fall, and winter I love apple butter, it embodies everything I love about the season. But in the spring when apples are no longer in season like most people I stop making it, and my supple starts to run low. One year a I wen to the farmers market, and someone had peaches by the dozen for a dollar. I make this wonderful peach jam so I bought several of them, and went home and made some jam, but after was stocked with all the jam my family needed, I went online and started looking for new recipes, and I fount one for Peach Butter, so I tried it. It turned out to be amazing, and just like apple butter I fell in love with it. Since then I have changed the recipe up a bit adding some spices and what not, but it still one of mine and my family's favorite spreads for summer. I hope you enjoy as much as we do, and please feel free to comment or ask questions.

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How Long It Takes

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: Makes 6 - 8 8oz. jelly jars of peach butter

What You Need

  • 15 pounds peaches, (pitted and quartered)
  • 1 c water
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla

How You Do It

  1. Pick sweet, ripe, mature fruit. The peaches should not be mushy, but they also should not be rock hard. Pick them just as ripe, and juicy as you would eat them fresh.
  2. Wash the peaches in cold water
  3. To peel Dip each peach into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, and then into a bowl of cold water for a minute. The peels should come right off.
  4. Halve the peaches and remove the pits, then cut each half into quarters
  5. Run the cut up peaches through your food processor until they are pureed nice and smooth. If you want your butter a but more chunky skip this step. I like mine very smooth.
  6. Add your peaches and water in to large pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure they cook evenly.
  7. add the sugar, spices, vanilla, and lemon juice and bring the mixture to a simmer, for 30 stirring occasionally as the peach butter thickens up the peaches has a risk scorching on the bottom of the pot. So keep a watchful eye on it.
  8. The peach butter is done when a spoon leaves a clear trail when scraped across the bottom.
  9. Let cool if not canning. If canning Fallow Instructions below.

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Canning Peach Butter

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How To Can Your Peach Butter

What You Need

Ball jars

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Large spoons and ladles

Jar funnel

Lid lifter

Jar grabber


How You Do It


(1) sterilize your jars, by boiling them in a large, pot of water which should cover the jars completely for 10 minutes. Put the lids into a pan of hot, but not quite boiling water for 5 minutes

(2) Fill the jars to ΒΌ-inch from the top, wipe any spilled peach butter off the top, seat the lid and tighten the ring around them. Put the jars in your canner and keep them cover with at least 1 inch of water and boiling. Boil pint jars for 15 minutes and quart jars for 20 min.

(3) Lift the jars out of the water and let them cool without touching or bumping them. This will take overnight.

(4) Once the jars are cool, you can check that they are sealed by verifying that the lid has been sucked down. Just press in the center, with your finger. If it pops up and down it is not sealed, and well not keep.


Tip- After a jar of peach butter is gone toss the lid, do not reuse the lids, but you can recan the jars.


How To Can Fruit At Home. If you never canned before please watch this video

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Granite Ware 0718-1 Enamel-on-Steel Canning Kit, 9-Piece
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Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Lid Lifter for Canning
Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Lid Lifter for Canning

this lifter is good to keep on hand to get lids out of the how water.

 

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