Golden Peach Butter Recipe

Step 1

In a large saucepan, bring the peaches and water to a boil over a medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until peaches are very tender. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade or a blender, process the fruit mixture in batches until smooth. Return the puree to the saucepan and stir in the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, and cloves. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and reduced to about 6 cups, about 30 minutes. Ladle the peach butter into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headroom. Wipe the rims clean and put the lids on the jars. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Remove the jars from the water and cool completely at room temperature. Makes about 3 pints.

Source: "An Edible Christmas" (A Treasury of Recipes for the Holiday) by Irena Chalmers.

Things You'll Need

  • 4lb Ripe peaches; Pitted and quartered (about 3-1/2 quarts)
  • 2c Water
  • 2c Sugar
  • 1/4c Lemon juice
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 2ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2ts Ground cloves

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