Thursday, September 22, 2016

Old Fashioned Peach Butter with Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Old Fashioned Peach Butter with Homemade Biscuits
This recipe is a little late seeing that we had our canning spree two weeks ago, but as they say better late than never. And today is the first day of fall, yay! At the time we canned tomato salsa, peach salsa and peach butter. I can’t really say that I have a favorite as they are all unique and delicious in there own way.

Canning Peach Butter
Here is the thing about peach butter, it is somewhere in between a jam and a sauce and is so easy to make. Basically you clean the peaches. Remove the pit and then cut them into fourths. (Notice the skins we not removed). We cooked ours on the lowest setting in a cast iron dutch oven with sugar and cinnamon overnight, about 18 hours (lid was left slightly ajar). The next day lemon juice was added and then the butter was scooped into jars with lids and rings and then processed for 10 minutes in a water bath. I’m not sure if you noticed or not but no butter had been added. Yep, cooking it low and slow developed all the flavor that you need.

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Old Fashioned Peach Butter

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Slow-cooked peach butter is an easy way to make sure your extra peaches are turned into something very tasty. This recipe is from my canning friend’s grandma in Oklahoma. Thank you, P!

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 pounds peaches, quartered and pitted
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • Juice of 1/2 medium lemon

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Cut the peaches into quarters. Place into a large dutch-oven. Add the sugar, salt and cinnamon, then stir to combine.
  2. Place in oven on the lowest setting with lid slightly ajar. Stir every few hours, until thick and spreadable, approx. 12 to 18 hours. Make sure to re-vent the lid after each stir.
  3. Remove from off the oven, uncover and add the lemon juice, stir to combine.
  4. Funnel the peach butter into clean, properly prepared jars. Wipe the rims, apply lids and rings, and process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.

The buttermilk biscuit recipe has been slightly adapted from food.com.


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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

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This simple recipe creates fluffy, light biscuits. Be sure to work fast so the butter stays cold and be careful to not overwork the dough.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 tablespoons of butter, cut into small pieces, (then back into fridge to keep very cold until use)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 450 °F. Prepare a baking sheet or round pie pan with butter. For soft biscuits have biscuit sides touching in a round pan, for crispy edges place 1 inch apart on baking sheet).
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Transfer to a food processor. Add butter, then pulse 5 or 6 times until the mixture resembles rough crumbs. Now add buttermilk and pulse just a few more times.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and pat it down into a rough rectangle, about an inch thick. Fold it over and gently pat it down again. Repeat.
  4. Gently pat out the dough some more, so that the rectangle is roughly 1 inch thick. Cut dough into biscuits using a biscuit or round cutter. Do not twist cutter as this crimps the edges of the biscuit and the biscuits will not rise.
  5. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake until light golden brown, approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

52 comments:

  1. Peach butter sounds absolutely delicious! I can just imagine how amazing your house smelled - yum! So perfect for spreading on those fluffy biscuits!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, the house smelled amazing, if I could just bottle that.

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  2. Love idea. I have a huge bag of plums. Do you think this recipe would work with plum prunes too?

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    1. I don't see why not, I would not bake them as long because they are so much smaller, but when they get to the consistency that you like, process them for canning. I used the USDA site and the ball jar site to verify process times. How fun for you! Thanks Bobbi!

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  3. Your peach butter looks fantastic. My girlfriend just gave me some apple butter and I eat it by the spoon. My husband loves homemade biscuits , I should make them for him.

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    1. Hi Gerlinde, I know what you mean it is so good, I am a big apple butter fan, never had peach butter before, so glad I gave it a try.

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  4. I am drooling at that peach butter! Bet those homemade biscuits taste esp. delicious with that fruity butter.

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    1. Thanks Angie, yes they were delicious together.

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  5. Peach butter? Wow! I Love peaches and I am sure I am gonna love this peach butter. Peach season is over here, so may be I will have to wait till next season. Pinning it try later! :)

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    1. Thanks Anu, it is just about over here as well, I am posting a few weeks late.

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  6. Wow, Cheri. You really know how to make my mouth water. I much prefer butters to jam...less sweet and the fruit flavor comes out more. On top of your biscuits. Wow, again. You know how to make a gal hungry!

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    1. Aaaww thanks Dena, had so much fun canning with my friend. We usually get together at least once a year to make something together.

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  7. I don't know why I don't make more jam! And peach butter? How fabulous is that? I love it and this recipe looks divine, Cheri. Besides, I am a biscuit-craver.

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    1. Hi Barbara, I am a biscuit craver too, even better with a fruit butter.

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  8. These are some of my favorite foods in the whole world! Biscuits and homemade jam - it all looks amazing Cheri. I can almost smell the biscuits now :) Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, mine too! We woke up to rain today, love days like this.

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  9. Oh yum, I love peaches! Those biscuits looks amazing:)

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  10. Such a delicious pairing! And the perfect way to continue enjoying peaches throughout the year!!!

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    1. Thanks Liz, it is a little reminder of summer.

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  11. Wow, you've been super busy these days, Cheri! You're going to be well stocked for the winter. There's nothing better than opening up fresh fruit in the cold months. Though I guess in your case, cold weather means 60 degrees, lol.
    Have a great weekend, talented lady!

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    1. Thanks Robyn, now to try and get most of my goodies back home, lol! Anyway, it's been a great summer. Missing the family back home, take care!

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  12. I can only imagine how delightful this peach butter is. I bet it is perfect on homemade bread.

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  13. Looks sensational Cheri! Seems like you and your team accomplished quite a lot of wonderful filled jars in your efforts.

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    1. Hi Peggy, yes we had a lot of fun canning together, hope to do it again next year.

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  14. I love both of these recipes! I had really wanted to make peach butter this summer when peaches were in season in Tucson, and I just let time slip by… I'm definitely using your recipe next year, and I will definitely be using your biscuit recipe before then! When do you come back to Arizona? Believe it or not, it's actually chilly today

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    1. Hi David, yes, I heard the weather has been very nice for this time of year. We are leaving the end of this next week, really miss the family. It's amazing how much time flies.

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  15. I'm a big fan of biscuits, and this peach butter sounds so good! :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy, this was my first time canning anything like this, so easy.

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  16. Peach butter just sounds so amazing and that buttermilk biscuits!!! to die for!

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    1. Thanks Marvellina, we are enjoying our butter!

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  17. I've made apple butter before and did not know you could do this with other fruit. Sounds perfect for adding to oats Cheri.

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    1. Oh that does sound good Tandy, will have to try.

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  18. Dear Cheri,
    This a whole new thing to me ! I am into jams when a handful of fruit is left,but this.... amazing ! Another super extra thing for my pantry !

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    1. Hope you get the chance to try making a fruit butter, I really enjoyed the process and the flavor. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Oh my goodness, Cheri! I would pay beaucoup bucks for those homemade biscuits and peach butter =) Trust you are enjoying the heavenly fare =)

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    1. Yes, probably a little too much Kim, reining in the goodies for a few days. Take care!

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  20. Hi Cheri,
    Imported fresh peaches are pretty expensive here. But these homemade buttermilk biscuit will definitely be my to-bake list. Love the way you enjoy peach butter with buttermilk biscuits :)

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    1. Hi Karen, I guess we are pretty fortunate here with all the stone fruits we get, but I bet you have some amazing fruits at your disposal;)

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  21. i can only imagine how delicious they are, warm and yummy!

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  22. this convinces me more than ever than i'm just an old soul--i love old-fashioned, classic, traditional things! what a great use for peaches, cheri--bravo!

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    1. Thanks Grace, I had a blast canning the butter.

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  23. All of this please! I can almost smell that peach butter bubbling away and the biscuits baking in the oven. Comfort food at it's finest.

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    1. Thanks Mindy, you certainly cannot beat the smell.

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  24. This peach butter looks delicious and super easy and simple to make! Perfect for the coming fall!

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    1. Thanks Vicky and Ruth, appreciate you stopping by.

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  25. What a simple and delicious recipe! Just simmer for 18 hours? Easy Peasy!! I bet it was perfect on those biscuits!

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    1. Thank Kris, the butter was very easy to put together. Take care!

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  26. I love peaches. This looks amazing!

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  27. Cheri, I love everything thing about this post! Homemade biscuits and peach butter are right up my tastebud alley! Yum :)

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