Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Peach Butter

There is Apple Butter and Pear Butter...
but have you ever heard of Peach Butter?
It is divine. Truly divine. 

At this time of year,
all I can seem to think about
is baking and canning.

So here is a "must make" recipe for you to make this fall.
Oh, and did I mention that when you make this
your house will be filled with the most amazing Fall scent!
Good food and a yummy smelling house,
what more could a girl ask for.

Peach Butter
Adapted from: Smitten Kitchen

4 pounds peaches
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice

1. Start off by removing the skin from the peaches.  To do that, all you have to do is cut a small “x” in the bottom of each peach. Place each peach into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, and then into a bowl of cold ice water. Leave the peach in the ice water for a minute or two, then begin to peal the skin off. The peels should slide right off.

2. Remove the peach pit and dice into big chunks. Place the peach chunks and water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Simmer until peaches are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure they cook evenly.

3. With an immersion blender, puree the peaches and water until smooth. Or you could just blend it in a blender then return it back to the pot.

4. Add the sugar and lemon juice and bring the mixture to a good strong simmer/gentle boil, cooking them at this level for 1 to 2 hours minutes, stirring occasionally in the beginning and more often near the end, as it thickens up and the fruit masses risk scorching on the bottom of the pot. The peach butter should be very thick by the end.


Elise said...

This sounds so yummy! I didn't know you blogged! My phone always brought up your google+ and it never showed a website! Now I'm excited to follow you!

Daisy said...

I kind of wish I didn't just read this! I'm so making this!

Daisy said...

I kind of wish I didn't just read this! I'm so making this!

smk053078 said...

Yummo! I have never heard of this!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! Sounds and looks divine!!

LaDonna said...

This sounds absolutely amazing...I think you need to send me a jar...Lol!!!

Gaby said...

that sounds so yummy & perfectly summery :)