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Peach Butter

7/9/12


Well hello millions of peaches!  I traded in my zucchini the size of a wiener dog for two boxes of freshly grown peaches.  Again, these came straight from our friend Linda's garden.  I've never been to their home, but I imagine it to be a magical place where friendly birds turn into cartoon characters, singing you songs while feeding you berries.  I bet that's what it's like there.

Welcome to Peach Week.  


I decided to make peach butter first because it called for 4 pounds of peaches and I wanted to make a dent in my stash before I became overwhelmed.  I found this recipe and it's delightful.  Just the right amount of sweet with no added spices - simply peaches, lemon juice and sugar.  They call it "butter" because it's a cross between a jam and a sauce (and mine is much more like the latter).  I can't wait to pour it over ice cream, stir it into drinks, drizzle it over pancakes and smother it over toast and scones all, summer, long.  

Four pounds is roughly equivalent to 40 smaller-sized peaches, FYI.  That's a lot of peaches to peel, pit and chop.  However, the method of boiling them for 30 seconds and letting them cool in cold water before removing the skin worked beautifully...  


Simmering peaches...


I used my immersion blender to puree it until it reached a silky smooth, butter-like texture... 


Thickening "butter"...


Gifts! 

7 comments:

agalandherdog said...

That sounds and looks heavenly!

Lia Joy said...

YUMM!! I'm excited for "peach week"! I looove peaches!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Peach butter sounds perfect for summer!

Jules said...

Yum! I love peaches as well. My mom used to make a freezer peach jam which sounds very similar so anxious to try it.

The Fancy Lady said...

that looks yummy!
you should make a peach pie with the rest of the peaches with a crumb topping would be amazing

Linda said...

Yum....I am excited for peach week too !!��

domonique @ abowl full of simple said...

Love peaches! You are so fortunate to have this sweet friend in your life. Your peach butter/sauce sounds awesome. i love the idea of pouring in drinks too!
Whoever receives your peach butter gifts are so lucky gals! can't wait to see what else you have in store for 'peach week'

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