Mr. Food: Summer’s Best Peach Butter

This homemade butter recipe is just what you needed to bring a little country warmth into the kitchen at breakfast. Our Summer’s Best Peach Butter is a sweet and creamy spread that will melt perfectly into warm biscuits. And since it’s a slow cooker recipe, you just set it and come home saying “yum”.

What You’ll Need

  • 4 pounds fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca

What to Do

  1. In a 4-quart or larger slow cooker, combine peaches, sugar, butter, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves; mix well. Cover and cook on low heat 7 to 8 hours or on high heat 3 to 4 hours, or until peaches are soft.
  2. Stir in tapioca and continue to cook uncovered 45 to 60 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
  3. Pour into canning or mason jars (or a dish with a cover) and allow to cool. When cool, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.