Peaches are an iconic summer fruit. They are juicy and sweet, perfect for baking pies and jams. Making your own peach butter is another wonderful way to enjoy peaches. This homemade crockpot peach butter is easy to make and so delicious.
Make Peach Butter in Your Crockpot
I love peach butter. It’s great on pancakes or waffles, stirred into oatmeal or yogurt, and is also wonderful on freshly baked bread. This peach butter is so easy to make in your slow cooker or crockpot, anyone can make it. With canning instructions included, you can preserve this wonderful recipe to enjoy all year long.
What’s In This Recipe
This recipe is great because very little is added aside from fresh peaches. Because of this, it’s important to use ripe and delicious peaches for the tastiest peach butter.
- 12 Cups of Ripe Peaches
- 1 cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Although I prefer using fresh peaches for this recipe, you can use canned peaches too. Lower the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup as most peaches are canned in syrup. You can always add more sugar later if needed.
Tips for Making Amazing Peach Butter
This recipe is so simple it takes very little effort to make! The most important ingredient in this recipe is ripe peaches. If you have access to freshly picked peaches at the height of the season, those are the peaches best used for this recipe.
Cinnamon is a great flavor enhancer for the recipe. It does not taste overly spiced. However, if you like extra spices in your fruit butter, you can always add nutmeg and cloves.
Using brown sugar instead of white sugar can also add a depth of flavor to the peach butter. Although I prefer brown sugar for this recipe, white sugar is also delicious.
The peaches in this peach butter will cook down as the butter simmers in the crockpot. You will end up with a little peach butter from a lot of peaches.
In order to get the smooth consistency of fruit butter, you will need an immersion blender. These awesome small appliances are a must-have in your home for all kinds of soups, sauces, and fruit butters!
This peach butter has enough acidity to be preserved using the water-bath canning method.
If you are interested in canning peach butter, be sure to prepare your glass jars for canning once your peach butter has finished cooking in the crockpot.
Place this peach butter into half-pint jars and process for 10 minutes at sea level. Be sure to adjust for altitude. If you want to learn more about canning, check out this great guide to water-bath canning. You can also refer to the Ball Book of Canning, which will guide you through all types of canning options.
Adjusting For Altitude
Processing half-pint jars of peach butter will usually take about 10 minutes. If you live at a higher altitude, you will need to add more time to your water-bath canning processing.
1,001-3,000 feet – increase by 5 minutes
3,001-6,000 feet – increase by 10 minutes
6,001-8,000 feet – increase by 15 minutes
8,001-10,000 feet – increase by 20 minutes
Enjoy the height of summer with this delicious peach butter recipe!
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Crock-Pot Peach Butter Recipe
Easy and delicious peach butter, perfect for summer, with canning instructions included!
- 12 cups chopped peaches* skin and pit removed
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Place your chopped peaches into a large crockpot or slow cooker. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Stir until combined.
Cook on low for 6 hours, or until the peaches are soft. Stir the peaches occasionally so that the bottom of the crock-pot does not scald.
Add in your vanilla. Use an immersion blender to puree your peaches until you get the desired consistency. I like mine to be thick, but without lumps.
Allow the peach butter to cool to room temperature and then pour into jars. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks and enjoy on pancakes, waffles, in oatmeal or, on toast.
If you are canning, prepare glass jars once the peach butter has been pureed. Fill your jars and process for 10 minutes (adjust for altitude). This recipe should make 6-8 half-pint mason jars, depending on how long you cook down the peach butter.
*12 cups of peaches is about 5 pounds of peaches.