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peach butter

by db222
(spokane)

I have used a recipe online for peach butter. However I can not get it to thicken. I remember apple butter as a kid and this is very thin compared.

Answer:
I have never made or even had peach butter. I'll have to add to my list for next peach season.

One possibility is too cook it longer. I know apple butter thickens as it cooks, I would think peach butter would be the same.

It is also possible that peach butter will be thinner by nature. Peaches are much more juicy than apples.

If anyone else has experience with peach butter please chime in here with your tips!

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Peach Butter
by: The Frugal Fraulein

I did nectarine butter this year and it was very runny to begin with. I put it in a strainer with cheese cloth and let some of the juice drain out and it did thicken up for me by cooking it slowly and stirring alot. Hope that helps.
(ha it isn't runny peach butter it is simply delicious peach sauce for pound cake!)

My peach butter
by: Anonymous

My peach butter was a little thinner than my apple butter, but I had to cook for a really long time to get it to thicken up.

Jaime

Peach Butter
by: Brianchef

I am new to the site, but have canned for years. I make peach butter each year, adding different "flavorings" each year to experiment. That said, my peach butter is either cooked to the right thickness in the oven at 250 degrees for 6 hours plus, or in the crock pot overnight with no lid(8 - 12 hours). This works for most fruit butters I make.

When it is the right consistency I can, refrigerate, freeze or package for immediate gift giving.

Peach Butter
by: Hope

I made peach butter for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't find a recipe I liked online. I finally chose one but didn't quite like having to put apples in it. I wanted peach butter, not apple peach butter.

I since learned that adding the apples was for the pectin because the riper the fruit the less pectin and peaches very much so.

The recipe called for the same amount of diced apples as it did peaches. I made it but omitted the lemon juice since it stank so bad when i added it. I felt like it would not taste right.

I have quite a few of those canned and it tastes fine with the apples. I don't even taste those. I wanted my peach preserves (that's what i really wanted to can) with the apples and didn't want it to darken in color. So i didn't cook it as long.

It came out kind of thin but once cooled in the fridge, I decided I was ok with the outcome. It wasn't just going to run off my toast. I really liked the chunks of peach too! And the color seemed just perfect to me!

Then i talked to my mom. she said it was tedious. time consuming. be patient, that I couldn't rush it. I just needed to cook it down, slowly.

It takes her cooking down her apples to apple butter two evenings on the stove. I did my peaches that way. Wah-lah! Peach butter!

I had 11 peeled, pitted and diced peaches. Cooked down on setting 3 of 10 on my stove burner, stirring constantly so it doesn't scorch.

About 3 hrs. It was very thick. The next evening, I cooked it more. It turned slightly darker this time around. I added a cup and a half of sugar.

Stir every couple of minutes. Literally! The sugar burns faster. I had my stove on setting 1 this time and still had bubbles coming through!

I cooked it until it was real thick again, this time around about 3 hrs total again. I had 3 half pints and a 4 oz jam jar. Just my experience.

peach butter
by: kim

Be very careful to not liquify the peaches if you use a blender or food processor. it takes forever to cook down and will lose all flavor and turn to dark before it gets thick enough.

thickening peach butter
by: Anonymous

Add a few caramels to a few at at a time until you get the consistency you like. Tastes real good.

Repurposed thin peach butter
by: Nancy

If you feel that your peach preserves or butter are too thin, I've found that it makes an excellent glaze for roast pork!

Good idea! I think I'm going to try this one.

Thin Peach Butter
by: Anonymous

The probable reason for peach butter being thinner than apple butter is the fact that peaches have a lower natural pectin concentration so therefore do not thicken the same. Fruit pectin can be purchased separately and added if you really desire that same thick consistency.

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