When I was a kid, “Amish” was synonymous with “extra tasty.” My mom made this Amish Baked Oatmeal recipe all the time. It’s basically dessert for breakfast, especially when topped with peaches and brown sugar. This Amish peach butter recipe has all the end-of-summer flavor you want, with only 90 minutes of cook time.
The secrets that make this Amish peach butter recipe the best
The first secret to this peach butter is cooking whole peaches – pits, skins and all. The pits and skins contain a ton of flavor, and *bonus* you don’t have to waste time peeling, pitting, or using a food mill. After the first 30 minutes of cooking, just remove the pits and blend in the skins! I use this immersion blender to make it super easy.
The other “secret” is apple cider vinegar, which seems to be missing from a lot of modern fruit butter recipes. Vinegar may seem like a strange addition, but the right amount will dramatically improve the flavor (and the shelf life!) of your fruit butter.
Why I don’t use a crock-pot for peach butter
Unlike apple butter, peach butter doesn’t benefit from a long, slow cook. Apple butter can cook for an entire day to get to the right consistency! But in my recipe testing, the sugars in the peaches became bitter the longer it cooked.
In the spirit of simplicity, this Amish peach butter recipe is lightly sweetened and spiced so the peach flavor shines. You can always add more spices or sugar to taste! And after cooking, you can either freeze or can this recipe for savoring long into the winter months.
Ways to use Peach Butter
Peach butter on toast, especially homemade sourdough toast, is one of the undisputed best things in life. However, you can use peach butter in a variety of other creative ways, like:
- in homemade peach buttermilk ice cream (with no eggs!)
- to add fruity dimension to barbecue sauce
- as a homemade gift that people can
- on a cheeseboard – this peach butter pairs super well with Brie or Fontina cheeses
Do you have any other creative uses for peach butter? Let me know in the comments!Print
Amish Peach Butter Recipe
Pure peach flavor, with just the right amount of sugar and spice.