Learn how to make a simple peach butter with farm fresh peaches and no extra added sugar, that you can jar up and give out to all of your family and friends.
We are lucky enough to have a few farms near our home. I stopped by one recently and picked up a basket of fresh peaches. They were already nice and ripe, not hard like you sometimes see in the supermarket.
The only trouble is, with just the two of us at home I worried that they would go bad before we had a chance to eat them.
I remember that my mother used to peel and cut up really ripe peaches (tossing any rotten spots away) and serve them to us. That memory started me thinking about what I could do with cut-up peaches.
I decided to make a sauce or a peach butter with this batch of ripe peaches.
How to Make Fresh Peach Butter
This could not be easier because all you are doing is cooking down the fruit. I did add a tiny bit of water and some lemon for flavor but that’s it. No extra sugar needed for these ripe farm fresh peaches.
A hand immersion blender was the perfect tool to make the cooked down peaches into a butter or peach sauce. A regular blender or food processor would work just as well.
Once cooled spoon the peach butter into airtight jars and refrigerate.
Ways to Use Peach Butter
- on toast or biscuits
- as a topping for ice cream
- straight from the container as a tasty treat
- as a condiment for added sweetness to burgers, wraps or tacos
- to sweeten yogurt
You could feed this to your baby but I’m sure everyone else in your house would love it too.
- 1 Dozen ripe peaches (approx. 5 cups)
- 1/4 cup water
- Juice of one lemon (2 T)
- Peel and diced peaches
- Place peaches, water and lemon juice in a heavy bottom saucepan.
- Bring to a boil then turn heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour or until the peaches have reduced significantly.
- Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to puree the peach mixture.
- Let cool and pour into sanitized jars.
This peach butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 25g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g