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Enjoy delicious peach flavor year around with this sugarless peach butter. Made with just three ingredients, this sugar free fruit butter recipe is excellent on pancakes and homemade bread or used to sweeten yogurt or oatmeal.

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Preservation.

It’s a priority when you decide to homestead.

Tomatoes from the garden get turned into salsa, pizza sauce and ketchup. Banana peppers are frozen for future pizza making. Green beans are pressure canned into quart size jars for quick side dishes.

So this summer when I picked up a half bushel of peaches, preservation was key. Because there is no way my husband and I were eating that many fresh peaches within the week.

There are countless ways to preserve fresh fruit. Today, I’d like to share with you how we turn a few pounds of ripe reaches into delicious peach butter with cinnamon. Fruit butter is so simple to create. The recipe below requires only a few ingredients and a little bit of cooking time to transform the fruit into a spreadable fruit butter.

What is Fruit Butter?

A fruit butter is similar to a jam or jelly except that instead of having a gel-like consistency, it is thick like a paste. Fruit butters are made by pureeing fruit then cooking the fruit down for a couple of hours. They are usually less sweet than jelly. Apple butter is a popular fruit butter that people often enjoy atop their toast or biscuits during the fall and winter months.

What is the difference between peach jam and peach butter? While both have a nice peachy flavor, peach butter is thicker with a deep caramelized flavor and does not contain pectin. Both peach jam and peach butter can be used in a similar manor. Continue reading to learn 7 peach butter uses.

What are Fruit Butters Used For?

  • Stirred into yogurt
  • To sweeten homemade granola
  • Spread onto pancakes, waffles or English muffins
  • Mixed into ice cream
  • Added to cake recipes
  • Sweeten oatmeal
  • Fill pastries or stuffed French toast

What is Peach Butter Made of?

There are a variety of fruit butter recipes using an array of ingredients. Generally fruit spreads are made with minimal ingredients. This peach butter no sugar recipe is made of fresh peaches, dates and a spoonful of cinnamon.

Can Peach Butter Be Frozen?

Yes! Freezing peach butter is a great way to preserve leftovers. My favorite way to freeze peach butter is in a ball mason jar with a plastic leak-proof lid. Wide mouth jars work best to prevent the jar from cracking. Alternatively, you can freeze peach butter in freezer safe plastic storage containers such as these.

Peach Butter Recipe

Made with fresh, juicy peaches, a dash of cinnamon and sweetened with dried dates, this homemade peach butter is delicious spread onto toast, croissants or pancakes. A great way to preserve a summer favorite!

Makes: 3 1/2 to 4 cups

Ingredients

4 pounds peaches, pealed and pitted (about 13-14 peaches)
2 cups (260 g) dates, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to Make Peach Butter

Remove the skins and pits from the peaches. Chop into chunks and place into a pot along with the dates and water. Cover the pot and cook over medium heat, bringing the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the peaches and dates are soft.

Preheat oven to 300° F. Carefully add the mixture along with the ground cinnamon to a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour the peach puree into a baking dish and place in the oven. Roast for about 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. The peach butter is finished when there is no liquid separating from the fruit.

Allow to cool. Spoon the fruit butter into glass jars or freezer safe containers. Cap, label and place in the freezer. Alternatively the butter can be stored in the fridge for a few weeks.

More Delicious Recipes

Spiced Peach Muffins

Sugar Free Blueberry Crisp

Sugarless Apple Pie

Cinnamon Date Sweetened Ice Cream

Simple Strawberry Jam

Yield: 3 1/2 to 4 cups

Sugar Free Peach Butter

on a cutting board sits a butter knife, peaches and a glass jar of peach butter

Enjoy delicious peach flavor year around with this sugarless peach butter. Made with just three ingredients, this sugar free fruit butter recipe is excellent on pancakes and homemade bread or used to sweeten yogurt or oatmeal.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds peaches, pealed and pitted (about 13-14 peaches)
  • 2 cups (260 g) dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Remove the skins and pits from the peaches. Chop into chunks and place into a pot along with the dates and water. Cover the pot and cook over medium heat, bringing the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the peaches and dates are soft.
  2. Preheat oven to 300° F. Carefully add the mixture along with the ground cinnamon to a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour the peach puree into a baking dish and place in the oven. Roast for about 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. The peach butter is finished when there is no liquid separating from the fruit.
  3. Allow to cool. Spoon the fruit butter into glass jars or freezer safe containers. Cap, label and place in the freezer. Alternatively the butter can be stored in the fridge for a few weeks.

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