We got a ton of peaches from the farmer's market intending to snack on them, but unfortunately they ripened too quickly and some fruit flies were telling us we needed to do something with them quickly! Luckily Deb at smitten kitchen posted about some great looking peach butter! Peach butter is basically boiled down and concentrated peaches and sugar, like apple butter. It was absolutely delicious and not at all hard to make. It did take some time, but most of that was just stirring a pot. I'll be really glad to have some of this throughout the long winter! Kyle doesn't really like peaches that much, but he loves this!
This was the first time we tried canning anything, and it wasn't too bad. Luckily, this recipe used boiling water canning which is much easier than pressure canning. All you have to do is boil the jars and lids in water for 10 minutes before and after putting the hot peach butter into them. Just make sure you turn on the right burner. That will save you a lot of time wondering why your water isn't boiling. Seriously, a lot of time. I really miss having a gas stove where you can always tell which burner is on. Despite that, I think I could get into this!
So you know, this made us more than the recipe says. We got three pints and a little extra to eat right away. Extra is never bad, but it did take us a little longer because we had only boiled two jars. Still, more for winter!