Saturday, August 28, 2010

Peach Butter recipe

For this recipe you will need:
6 pint size canning jars,lids,and rings
4 to 4 1/2 pounds of peaches
4 cups of sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (to your taste)                                                                                   
1/2 teaspoon each,ground cloves and nutmeg           
To prepare pulp; wash and blanch peaches.  Put peaches in cold water.  Peel,pit and slice peaches.  Combine peaches and 1/2 cup water in a large sauce pot.  Simmer until peaches are soft.  Puree using a food processor or food mill, being careful not to liquefy.
To make Butter:
Combine peach pulp,spices,and sugar in a large sauce pot.  Cook until thick enough to round up on a spoon.  As mixture thickens stir to frequently to prevent sticking.  Ladle hot peach butter into hot jars,leaving 1/4 -inch head space.  Remove air bubbles by sliding a plastic bubble remover,or a butter knife.  Place the caps on the jars and hand tighten.  Process in a water bath canner, or a pressure canner as directed for your altitude.
Enjoy!
CeLynn

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2 comments:

  1. Hey, sounds interesting. What exactly is blanching?

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  2. Blanching is a cooking term that describes a process of food preparation wherein the food substance, usually a vegetable or fruit, is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water (shocked) to halt the cooking process.

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