Saturday, September 26, 2015

Peach Butter

A huge thank you to my "peach" of a friend Cyndy for all her wonderful recipes this week.

I found  this recipe on Pinterest.  It's a simple recipe that lets the flavor of the peach shine through. I've made peach curd and the butter and eggs change the flavor so much that you can hardly taste the peach.  This recipe?  with only 2 ingredients is so darned good and the fact that you CAN it, made me want to try it even more.  

I made the first batch about 2 weeks ago.  The flavor was there but it was too runny.  I decided this time to reduce the mixture more until it was almost as thick as applesauce.  That worked for me.  I took the pictures just after pulling these babies from the canner and they were popping/sealing as I was photographing them.  The recipe is simple and delicious.  I'm saving some for you Linda!

Thank You for letting me share some canning recipes with everyone this week.  My pantry is well stocked now.  I think i'm going to try this with mangos and see how that turns out....

Thank You Linda and to Jennie at Onesweetmess.com

Peach Butter
From Jennie at onesweetmess.com
One Sweetness


A sweet peach spread made from fresh ripe peaches

Yield: 6 - 1/2 pint jars + 1 - 1/4 pint jar (my yield, Jennie got 10 - 1/2 pint jars)



Ingredients:

5 pounds peaches (I used 10 large juicy peaches)
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
6 (8-ounce/1/2 pint) mason jars (plus one small 1/4 pint jar)

Method:

Wash and sterilize your jars and bands in a canner.  Let dry on a clean towel.  take each peach and cut an X on the bottom of each peach. Not deep slashes. Just enough to cut the skin.  set aside.

Take a large pot and fill it with water leaving about 4" space from the top, bring it to a boil. It has to be deep enough to put the peaches in and cover with boiling water.  You should have room to take the peaches out with a spoon.  Add the peaches to the boiling water for about 30 -35 seconds.  Take them out with a slotted spoon.

Peel the peaches from the bottom where you cut the skin.  They should peel easily if they are fresh ripe peaches.


Now, slice the peaches into chunks and put them back into the pot with the sugar and water.  Bring the mix to a gentle boil then reduce heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes so they will cook.  Stir the peach mixture occasionally.

After the peaches have cooked. Let cool sightly and then place the peaches in a blender and puree until smooth. I did it in two batches.  Jennie says this can also be done with an immersion blender or food processor, I just used my blender as it was on my counter already.


Place the peach mix back into the pot and bring to a gentle boil again, stirring frequently for about 30 to 40 min (per the recipe).  I let mine simmer for about an hour at least because i've made the recipe before and I thought it was too thin.  It's ready when it leaves a trail on the back of the spoon when you drag your finger across it.  I reduced mine to about 2/3 of what I started with in the pot. I got fewer jars but I like it thick and not runny.  It should thicken more as it cools. I placed a jar in the refrigerator and the rest went into the pantry.   

Put you lids and bands into a bowl and pour boiling hot water into it.  Now start filling your jars leaving a headspace of about 1/2".  Wipe the rims of the jars and take a lid, dry it off and place the band on twisting finger tight only.  Once all jars are ready, place in boiling water bath making sure that the tops are covered by at least 2" of boiling water (& they aren't touching) for about 10 minutes.  Don't over process, you don't need to.  Use Canning tongs to put the jars in the water and remove them from the water. Be careful, the water is Stinkin' Hot.  


After removing the jars, place them on a towel on top of your counter and soon you'll start hearing popping sounds. The jars are sealing properly.   Store jars (after cooling) in a cool dry place.


67 comments:

  1. Wonderful picture Cyndy....it looks so pretty. The color is amazing. As you know, I am not a "peachy" person, and would not be one to make this, but it looks so good. I really enjoyed reading your blog posts and reading the recipes you posted. I am in awe of you and all the other people who have the patience to make these jams, jellies, and this beautiful one here. Hope to "see" you again on here soon. Gonna share this.

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    1. Thank You Myra, Apricots would work well to but you'd have to use quite a few. I'm going to experiment and let you know. I wonder if cherries would work? LOTS of cherries .... Thanks for sharing

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  2. Looks good Cyndy-you sure were busy! :) What do you eat this on? Toast?

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    1. Oh, I was. But then when am I not? I love being in my kitchen. I had some yesterday warmed up on vanilla ice cream and crumbled a vanilla Oreo on it. Know what? It tasted like Peach Cobbler ala' mode! This morning, move over Lemon Curd. I'm having it on toast.

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  3. ohhh this peach butter looks pretty tasty!! we are learning canning so this might be a good recipe to try. Love toast, bagel or English muffins for breakfast so nom nom!!

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  4. This is a simple recipe that comes together fast. The flavor is pure peach and is really delicious. Hope you enjoy it

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  5. Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing on What's for Dinner at the Lazy Gastronome - please head back and leave us a comment! Thanks.

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  6. Thanks Helen, I appreciate your visiting and sharing

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  7. I am totally trying this - I LOVE peaches, it's my favorite pie to make so I must try this! Thanks for sharing and linking up at Happiness Is Homemade! :)

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  8. The pure sweet peach flavor really shines through in this recipe. Hope you get the chance to make it. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. Wow this peach butter sounds and looks so good.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  10. Thank You Julie. it's so good

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  11. This sure looks good...I love Peach anything....:)

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  12. YUMMY...this sounds so amazing!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. It come together relatively fast and easy and since I canned it? I can enjoy it during the cold months too. Thanks Jess

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  13. Oh, my mouth is watering for some right now!! Almost ready to lick the screen! lol
    Here from TUT.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, had keyboard issues! I sure wish I could send you some!

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  14. This looks and sounds so good! Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. Thank You for the Pin and Tweet Beverly :)

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  15. I have some peaches I need to do something with. This post is a timely find for me. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Jendi, I hope you were able to make this and liked it. sorry it took so long for me to reply. Keyboard issues, now fixed. Thanks for stopping by

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  16. Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap. I love homemade fresh jams and jellies.

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    1. We do too Kathy and love to share too

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  17. This looks so yummy! I bet it would be delicious with my protein pancakes or waffles in the morning :)

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    1. It is Emily, and I bet it would be so good on your pancakes or waffles. It was really good on vanilla ice cream too

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  18. This looks delicious! I am really addicted to peach flavor lately - especially peach tea!

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    1. Peach tea is favorite of mine too. I love anything peach and this is good in parfaits too. Thanks Patti :)

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  19. Wow, I have never had peach butter but it sure does sound amazing. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. I love this and have mangos to try next. Thanks Kathy!

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  20. I have some fresh peaches sliced in my freezer to make this - yummy! Thanks for the recipe - pinned to share and to refer back to when I make jars of this.

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    1. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did Marie, thanks for stopping by :)

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  21. Saving this for when I get some peach goodness next summer! Thanks!

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    1. We are lucky enough to still have peaches here in So Calif. they aren't as good as the beginning of the season but they are still Peachy good! Have a good weekend

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  22. Mmm, this looks amazing! I love all of your jars, too. Thanks for linking up with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! See you again on Sunday night!

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    1. Thank You Tiffany, My husband thinks i'm crazy. I love to buy canning jars in different shapes. But, in my defense, I use them all! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  23. Yummy, I will have to try this next year with our local peaches. This year I made jam and it is delicious. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank You Jann, I love peaches and anything that I can have during the winter months that remind me of a nice warm day, is welcome here.

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  24. This looks great! My family loves anything peach! Thanks for sharing at Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

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    1. Thank You for your sweet comment Danita. We love peaches as well and I have a few more to use up and am thinking.... Peach pie

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  25. Mmmmm...I am already imagining how delicious this is!! LOVE peaches. :) Thanks for coming by the 100th Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you entered our Amazon Gift Card contest!! And please come back this weekend with your latest makes & bakes. :)

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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    1. I wish I could share with you Sarah. wouldn't it be wonderful if we could share a taste through email? our tastebuds would be singing!

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  26. I love homemade jams and preserves and peach is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

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    1. We love jams and preserves too. So easy to make and so nice to have when the fresh fruit season ends. So much better than store brought. Thanks Audrey :)

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  27. I miss canning and making good things. I used to can when my kids were little.
    Visiting from our Small Victories Party.
    Just pinned!!
    Now I would like to invite you to stop by and share links on my Friday Feature-Linky-Party
    Have a beautiful week, Karren

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    1. Thanks Karren, I love making small batches since there's only two of us. If it makes too much, I share with my neighbors and coworkers. Thanks for the pin~

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  28. Mmmm! That peach butter sounds good! My sister made some peach jam, jelly, and butter last year, and wow, was that good!

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    1. It's really delicious, I sure hope you get the chance to try it Bethany. Thanks for stopping by

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  29. Yum! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with the Pinterest Game! http://www.cookwithashoe.com/general/pinterest-game-13a/

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  30. Peach butter sounds like it could be really good, especially with peaches in abundance in Florida. Thanks for sharing this at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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  31. I'm licking my lips right now! Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks for the pin and tweet Kimberly. The taste is pure peach and I love it

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  32. Delicious peach butter, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting

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  33. Thank You Swathi. I appreciate the pin and tweet :)

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  34. Yum! Peach is my favorite :)
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  35. What a great Jam!! Peaches are soooo good!! Thanks for Sharing On My 2 favorite Things on Thursday, Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

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    1. Know what I like best? Only 2 ingredients. How can you beat that? Thanks for the Pin Elaine !

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  36. Oh that colour is just mouthwatering, never mind what this must taste like! Sounds gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal. Love. Mimi xxx

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    1. The color got darker as it reduced on the stove. I like my spreads to be thick and not runny. It's perfect and the taste is peachy goodness. Hope you get to try this Mimi :)

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  37. I remember my Grandmother made wonderful Peach Butter, this recipe looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  38. This looks great. Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Hop!

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