[NAFEX] fruit butter

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Aug 28 16:20:14 EDT 2008


Fruit butters can be canned, they usually just need 5-10 minutes in a
boiling water bath; but you would need to use a recipe for canning to be
certain you have enough sugar and acid.  

~ Stephen

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To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Fruit butter-Pectin jell

Naomi,

Fruit butter is how I treat my excess fruit. I add some moisture with a
bit of thawed-from-frozen apple juice concentrate from the store.  I
tend not to add any additional sugar after that.  I slowly cook down the
fruit and use it for adding to yogurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, baked
goods as a way to keep them moist without a lot of oil and as a topping
on toast.

I have processed figs, apples, pears and blueberries this way.
Delicious and very easy.

The down side is that I believe that the finished mixture must be
refrigerated or frozen.  I do not can so I have not explored that
route..

Betsy Hilborn
7a NC

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