My favorite part of summer is peach season
If it were up to me, peaches would stay in season year-round. They’re my favorite of the summer stone fruits and one of the few things that makes this mild-weather girl (somewhat) accepting of the boiling summer temps that accompany them. Now that the season is gently dipping toward fall weather, one of my favorite ways to take advantage of the end of season peaches is by cooking them down into this fall-influenced Spiced Peach Butter. Consider it a delicious celebration that the temps are finally cooling down.
What is peach butter?
You might be wondering what exactly a peach butter is. Afterall, there is no actual butter in the recipe.
Fruit butters are made by cooking the fruit down until thick and saucy, then blending or processing until smooth and spreadable. The mixture is often sweetened and spiced, but unlike jams and jellies, no pectin or gelling agent is generally used. Though also similar to a fruit curd, you’ll find no eggs or butter in the mixture either. Fruit butter is generally simple and smooth, perfect for whipping up the morning of breakfast with little fuss and enjoying all week long!
What to serve this spiced peach butter with
- These Spiced Peach Crumble Bars are my favorite way to use this recipe.
- It’s also tremendously lovely swirled into Scottish Porridge and other hot cereals.
- Use it as a topper for toast. Add a shmear of cream cheese or mascarpone if you’re going all in!
- Layer it in a yogurt parfait with almonds or pecans.
- Top your pancakes or French Toast with it.
- Use it to fill crepes. Add a bit of mascarpone or whipped cream to make them extra decadent!
- Serve it with a cheeseboard. It is particularly lovely with goats cheese!
- Warm it up and serve over ice cream.
- Eat it straight out of the jar by the spoonful. Zero regrets.
Do I need any special tools to make this recipe?
- A cutting board
- A good knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A large saucepot or dutch oven that can accommodate 4 cups of peaches
- A blending tool
- A storage jar or airtight storage container
When it’s time to blend the peach mixture, I prefer to use my immersion blender. If you do not have one, you may carefully transfer the peach mixture to a traditional blender to process, or to a mixing bowl to blend with a hand mixer as well. Find these and other Whip & Wander kitchen tool favorites in my shop page.
A note for special diets
This Spiced Peach Butter is grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and friendly for Paleo diets.Print
Now that the season is gently dipping toward fall weather, one of my favorite ways to take advantage of peaches is by cooking them down into this fall-influenced Spiced Peach Butter. Consider it a delicious celebration that the temps are finally cooling down.
- 4 cups peaches, pitted and diced (leave the peels on)
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- Combine all ingredients in a large pot set to cook over medium heat. I prefer to use my enameled cast iron dutch oven, but any large sauce pot will work.
- Allow to come to a simmer, then cook for an additional 15-20 minutes with a wooden spoon or spatula, stirring occasionally until reduced significantly. If the mixture begins to stick to the bottom of the pan, you may lower the heat slightly.
- Remove from heat. Use an immersion blender to blend the reduced peach mixture until smooth. If you do not have this tool, you may carefully transfer the peach mixture to a traditional blender to process or to a large mixing bowl to blend with a hand mixer as well.
- Allow the peach butter to cool slightly then transfer to a storage jar. You should have about 2 cups of reduced Spiced Peach Butter which fits well into these glass ball canning jars or these glass weck jars.
Nutritional information on Whip & Wander is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
- Serving Size: 2 tbsp
- Calories: 31
- Sugar: 7
- Carbohydrates: 8
- Fiber: 1