A couple weeks ago some friends of ours had some extra peaches they weren’t going to be able to use. Of course I gladly took them off their hands! It wasn’t enough to do much with, but I knew I wanted to give peach butter a shot. If it works for apples why wouldn’t it work for for peaches? So I pulled out the crock pot, sliced up my peaches and waited patiently while the kitchen smelled throughout the evening of a delicious orchard. Can this recipe get any easier?? Seriously. Two ingredients and a crock pot. You’re welcome. I had my peach butter on some warm rolls and it was so yummy delicious. This is too easy NOT to make. Do it. You can thank me later ;)
Try this peach butter on some toast for your next breakfast - SO good!
- 6 lbs fresh peaches
- 1/2-1 c. raw sugar more or less to taste
* For more efficient cooking, fill the crock pot with peaches. Measurements above are for a 3-quart crock pot, adjust ingredients accordingly.
Peel peaches, dice, and mix with sugar. Add to crock pot and cook on high for 1-2 hours, reduce heat to low and continue to cook 6-8 hours; stir occasionally. Remove lid and use and immersion blender to puree until smooth. Leave lid off crock pot and continue to cook to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Prepare canner, jars and lids. Ladle hot peach butter into prepared jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding more peach butter. Wipe rim and center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight. Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process pint jars for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.
Adapted from Crock Pot Apple Butter recipe
That’s a great question, I honestly would say no longer than 12 months if you process the way that I have for this recipe.
What an awesome idea! Super easy. I added a bit of cinnamon and it was a good addition.
Thanks for making my day easier!
Oh yay! Glad you liked it! Sounds good with cinnamon :D
Whitney Ulrich @ A mommy's life with a touch of yellow
what? You have changed my life. But seriously that looks so amazing thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to try it.
Hahahah! I’m happy to be a part of your life-changing experience :)
Oh this looks so good! I have never tried Peach butter but your fabulous pictures have me wanting some – looks so tasty.
I hadn’t either before now, and I’m so glad I did!
I have another box of peaches that I wasn’t sure what to do with. Looks like I’ll be making this tomorrow!
Yay! Save some of the peaches for peach syrup coming up the end of the week – that’s my fav. Saved the best for last!
I am loving your series! I canned a bunch of peaches and pears last week, and a lot of my friends wanted me to do a “how to” on canning. I am just going to direct them here! :)
Thanks Kylie! I would LOVE for you to direct your friends here! I will have THREE more peach posts this week in the series (it’s that time of year)! I hope you’ll come back :)
Yummy yum! I love peach season. I’m getting lots from neighbors, my sis-in-law, and my mom! I’m definitely going to be making this. Pinned!
I’m a new peach season lover! I used to think peaches only came in a can, and I didn’t like those – so I never bothered. One bite in to a fresh peach and I’m now hooked for life!!
So interesting! I’ve never thought of using it as butter. Thanks for the awesome post!
Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys
Thanks for stopping by Britney!
I would love to spread this on some homemade bread right now! Looks delicious!
Trade you some peach butter for a pan of granola bars?? I kid. I kid… sorta :)
I’ve never have thought of turning peaches into peach butter! What a great idea!
It was just a random thought that ended up working so well!