Peach Butter

There is no butter in this

There is no butter in this

Here is a great way to use some of those really fresh ripe peaches sitting on the counter. Go here for how to can jams.

Peach Butter

  • 5 lbs peaches skinned and cut into small chunks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

In a large stock pot place the peaches and water. Bring to a boil and then cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Mash peaches until the consistency of apple sauce and return to medium heat. Add sugar and mint and cook until jam passes the sheet test stirring constantly, about 30 minutes. Can immediately. Let peach butter sit for 1 month before eating and refrigerate any jars that do not seal.

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10 Responses to Peach Butter

  1. drgreen1969 says:

    Reblogged this on Food-Enjoy and commented:
    Yummy I love Apple Butter so why not Peach Butter, My sons do love peaches. Hope you enjoy

  2. Grannymar says:

    Why is it called Peach Butter, when there is no butter in it? As someone with an allergy to all things dairy, I almost slipped by without exploring further. Glad I didn’t. I love peaches and may well try this with either peaches or apricots.

    • Butters are traditionally fruit and sugar reduced to a thick spreadable consistency, whereas, a curd is always made with dairyfoods. If you have allergies to dairy foods don’t look at curds in that case.

  3. TasteFood says:

    Yum. The hardest part will be waiting a month.

  4. Oh how wonderful this would be spread on biscuits in the dead of winter! πŸ™‚

  5. Ruthanne says:

    Oh my word….yum!

  6. What a totally sumptuous idea – I know you like peaches as much as I do πŸ™‚

  7. Are you kidding me?! Dang! Peaches are so expensive in Alaska. Fiddlesticks. Well, it’s too late now. You’ve gone and done it and now so must I.

  8. Also, would you care to expand upon the potential (or lack thereof) of doing this recipe in a crockpot/slow cooker?

  9. Bernice says:

    Looks wonderful!!

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