Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fruit Butter: Chai Peach

Here is another fruit butter I made over the weekend.  Chai Peach Butter.  I think this might be the best one I have made.

10 medium peaches pitted and cut in pieces
10 Chai Spice tea bags
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 1/2 to 3 cups of sugar
Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to taste

In a sauce pan put 5 cups of water and tea bags.  Heat over medium/medium high heat for approximately 15 minutes, remove tea bags and from the heat.  In a large pot put fruit and hot tea.  Cook until fruit is easily mashed.  Use an immersion blender or a regular blender to puree fruit.  Add lemon juice.  Cook in slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours or on a stove top for 4 to 5 hours.  Stir occasionally.  Add sugar and spices to taste.  I added 2 1/2 cups of sugar, more nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves to make it extra spicy.  Cook for another hour or until it has the consistency you like.  Put in jars, attach lids and rings and process in boiling water for 10 minutes.  It made 3 half pints and 3 pints.

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