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Peach Butter with Pineapple and Amaretto

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The fresh juiciness of ripe peaches combined with the bright flavor of pineapple and subtle almondy amaretto undertones make this a perfectly peachy fruit butter. Add peach butter to overnight oats, top ice cream, or spread on biscuits. It’s so delicious.

Peach butter in a glass container with peaches in background

Serendipity: (noun) “The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” – Lexio.com

Yes, serendipity is exactly what this perfectly flavored peach butter is all about! I was working on developing a peach ice cream topping and failed to get it just right. A few times.

Luckily, I save my mistakes in order to evaluate and improve on (later when my disappointment isn’t so high) and realized that what I had really made was PEACH BUTTER! Serendipity! (Cue the fireworks!)

What is peach butter? Well you’ve heard of apple butter and pumpkin butter – right? Well this fruity flavorful “butter” is made with fresh peaches instead!

Why you will love this unique fruit butter

  • uses fresh peaches
  • flavorful
  • goes great on bagels or toast
  • has a unique flavor combination you’ll love

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Peach butter in glass jar with peaches in background with pinterest text overlay

Ingredients needed to make peach butter extra delicious and special

  • fresh peaches – skins removed
  • sugar
  • lemon juice
  • amaretto
  • nutmeg
  • crushed canned pineapple – canned in juice
  • cornstarch
ingredients for peach butter including peaches, sugar, nutmeg, crushed pineapple, cornstarch, and amaretto

How to make perfectly peachy fruit butter

Step 1: Peel and slice the fresh peaches

You need to peel and slice the fresh peaches. Have you ever done this before? It can be frustrating at best with stubborn peach peels that won’t easily come off.

First, you need to start with really nicely ripe peaches. Then you do the balancing method.

dunking a peach into ice water from the boiling water for easier peeling

First, start by cutting a little “X” into the bottom end of the peaches.

Boil water in a medium-sized sauce pan and have a bowl of ice water nearby. Boil the ripe peaches for a couple of minutes and then immediately dunk into the ice water and let sit for a minute.

Using your paring knife, you should be able to just sip those skins right off!

Showing how a peach easily peels

Step 2: Sugar the peaches

Slice or chop the peaches and place in a container with a lid. Then add the sugar, lemon juice, amaretto, and nutmeg.

Stir it around to distribute the sugar throughout the peaches. We do this to start melting or liquifying the sugar and to start breaking down and softening the peaches. This will bring out their full flavor.

showing sugar on cut peaches

Put the lid on tightly and refrigerate for at least four hours. The sugar should be mostly liquified by now and the peaches should have started to soften. Stir it around again. When you add the sugared peaches to your blender (the next step), make sure you scrape out all of the granulated sugar that’s (probably) still on the bottom of your container.

Step 3: blend blend blend

Put the sugar/peach mixture into a blender. Add in the undrained can of pineapple and the cornstarch too.

Blend until well liquified and smooth.

blended peach sauce ready to cook into peach butter

Step 4: cook cook cook

Add the blended mixture to a heavy-duty heavy-bottomed medium/large saucepan.

Stir and bring to a boil on medium/high heat. Turn down the heat and partially cover.

I cover with foil so that I can still stick my spoon in and stir. It also allows some steam to escape so that the fruit butter will boil down. BUT more importantly, it will protect your kitchen from becoming a splattered peachy sticky mess.

pan cooking peach sauce covered in foil showing how to avoid splatter

You’ll need to let it cook for at least an hour, stirring occasionally. Your finished peach butter will be thicker than applesauce and will have reduced by about one third.

Some FAQs and answers

Can I substitute something for the amaretto?

You can use almond extract to sub for the amaretto. Use 1/4 teaspoon almond extract for each tablespoon of amaretto. So for this recipe use 3/4 teaspoons of almond extract.

How much will this make?

This recipe boils down to about 2 cups total.

How will I know when my peach butter is finished cooking?

When the peach butter has finished cooking it will be thicker than apple sauce and will have boiled down to about 2 cups.

Can I just cover with a regular lid?

I don’t like to do that because some liquid (steam) needs to escape in order to boil down. A regular lid will keep the steam in.

So why cover it at all?

Do you like a sticky goopy stovetop? Because that’s what will happen to yours if you don’t have some type of covering on it.

How long will this peach butter keep in the fridge? And can you freeze it?

I’ve had it in my fridge for almost two weeks and so far, so good. Yes, you can freeze it but make sure you leave a little head space in your container because it will expand when you freeze it. Then give it a stir when it’s thawed in case anything has separated.

Serving suggestions

peach butter spread on bagels with a fruit dish ion the plate and two small jars of peach butter in the background

Spread on bagels, waffles, and toast.

Put a dollop in your overnight oats.

I mixed some in with my Peaches and Cream Ice Cream.

peach butter drizzled on peach ice cream

Combine with some (vegan) yogurt for an instant fruit dip.

Mix it in with fruit to make a quick and easy fruit salad.

putting peach butter on a bowl of fruit

I made the most delicious homemade wheat bread today in my bread machine and it was fabulous on top!

homemade wheat bread sliced on black plate and spread with peach butter - peaches, peach butter, and sliced bread in background

The printable recipe card for Peach Butter

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Peach butter in a glass container with peaches in background

Peach Butter with Pineapple and Amaretto

The fresh juiciness of ripe peaches combined with the bright flavor of pineapple and subtle almondy amaretto undertones make this a perfectly peachy fruit butter. Add to overnight oats, top ice cream, or spread on biscuits. It's so delicious.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dessert, Sauce, Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit butter, peach butter
Prep Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey

Equipment

  • blender
  • stovetop

Ingredients

  • 4 peaches skins removed and cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Amaretto
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple in juice

Instructions

  • Peel the peaches and cut them into small pieces. Add them to a bowl.
    4 peaches
  • Add the lemon juice, amaretto, nutmeg, and sugar to the skinned and cut peaches. Stir together, cover, and refrigerate for about 4 hours until most of the sugar has melted and the peaches have just begun to soften.
  • Add the peach mixture to a blender along with the whole can of pineapple (undrained) and the cornstarch. Blend until well pureed.
  • Pour the puree into a saucepan and cook on med/high heat until it comes to a boil, stirring constantly. After it comes to a boil turn the heat down to the lowest setting and continue cooking for 1 hour. Stir occasionally so that the mixture doesn't clump or stick to the bottom.
  • Remove from heat and put into glass jars. This should keep for at least a week in your refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
By on July 26th, 2021

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1 thought on “Peach Butter with Pineapple and Amaretto”

  1. 5 stars
    So delicious and really easy to make! Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing peach butter with pineapple and amaretto recipe! Will surely make this again!

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