Peach Butter

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tabsmonsters, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made some peach butter yesterday. I was in a hurry, so it didn't get real thick like I thought it should be. I used the Ball recipe and it didn't call for pectin. Should I use the pectin in the next recipe or just make sure to cook it longer? Thanks!
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  2. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peach butter? That sounds good! I will have to look in my Ball book for the recipe. I am planning to make a variety of "butters" and give away baskets at Christmas this year along with homeade bread. I never heard of peach but will definitely look into it...

    Just a note, I've made apple and pumpkin butters before and never added pectin.
     
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  3. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't add pectin either. Just need to cook it down a little more. Good Luck !!
     
  4. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicksgalore,

    The peach butter is simply wonderful! I have been holding myself back from opening one of the jars! The recipe called for 4 - 41/2 lbs of peaches, I didn't weigh them. I also didn't put in the full 4 cups of sugar, I just did it to taste. I also want to make apple butter and had plans to make pear butter, there just aren't enough pears on the tree.

    Thanks and good luck!
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    I've made apple butter and I would say you just need to cook it down longer. I like using the slow cooker with the lid off.
     
  6. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OH!!!! that sounds totally sinful!!!
     
  7. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds really good. I never heard of peach butter. I just made peach jam this morning from my peaches off my tree. How do you make peach butter?? I still have peaches so let me know!!
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Does peach butter turn brown or stay peach colored?
     
  9. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine stayed peach colored. What I did was skinned and pitted them, then cut into quarters and cook until soft. Puree in the blender and cook that until thickened. The reciped called for 4 cups sugar for 4 - 4 1/2 lbs of peaches, but I used less than that and mine didn't thicken like its supposed to.. Put in jars and boil water bath for 10 minutes. It did scald a little on the bottom so there are a few brown pieces, but I am not gonna get upset about that! Its really good, I couldn't keep my spoon out of the pot! I think I am gonna make some more tomorrow.

    Here is a pic of my peach butter and canned peaches:

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  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When I make strawberry jam if I don't add the amount of sugar it calls for it stays more runny than it's supposed to be.....more like an ice cream topping instead of jam.
     

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