Easy, slow cooker homemade peach butter. It makes your home smell delicious and it is easy to make. Great on toast, biscuits or ice cream!
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The other day, I talked about how our peaches came in. I had made homemade peach butter in the past and thought I would give it a try again.
I had forgotten how good the house smells, how good it tastes, and how unbelievably sticky my kitchen gets.
Oh, well--the price we pay for goodness.
How To Make Homemade Peach Butter
Homemade peach butter is so easy. Take and peel enough peaches to fill your slow cooker as full as you want. I probably filled it ¾ full. The amount of peaches really do not matter. Add cinnamon and all spice (about 2 tsp of cinnamon and ½ tsp of all spice). I added 1 ½ cups of brown sugar for ¾ full slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8 hours or more, depending on your preference of lumps or no lumps. If you want a lump free butter, cook longer. I also suggest putting something (like a butter knife) across the top of the slow cooker, then setting your lid down on that. It will help the steam escape, making it less watery.
How do I can this or can I freeze it?
After the butter is done cooking, you will need to blend it up. *This is where you need to be careful. It can splatter on you and everything else. Plus it is hot! Mix with care.
I use a regular hand mixer, but I imagine one of those stick hand mixers would work great. Blend until it is the consistency you want, then pour into containers. I can mine. If you want a great book on canning, I suggest Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving. This book is helpful and tells you everything you need to know. you can also freeze the homemade peach butter.
To freeze it, pour it into air tight freezer containers leaving ½ inch at the top. Let the mixture cool completely, then freeze. It should be good for up to one year. When you want to use it, you will need to pull it out of the freezer and let it sit in the refrigerator at least overnight, if not for 24 hours.
The slow cooker peach butter is delicious and so easy to make. It also goes great on so many food items. We will put the butter on rolls, ice cream, toast, etc...
Homemade Peach Butter
- 15 medium peaches peeled, sliced
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp all spice
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- Place peeled and sliced peaches in slow cooker
- Place spices in slow cooker as well and mix
- Cook on low for 8 hours *read below*
- After cooking blend well with hand mixer
- Remove from slow cooker and can according to canning process, freeze or eat
- Peach butter can stay fresh in fridge for up to two weeks
- *For tips on cooking the peach butter, see instructions in post*
*This post and picture updated 1/18/20