How to Make Fruit Butter

 

I had no idea how easy—and economical—it is to create a fresh and healthy spread until I made my own fruit butter, minus even a smidgen of butter!

First, here’s the recipe:

  • Take a big fruit, such as apple, pear or peach.
  • Peel and chop it, discarding any bruised parts.
  • Cook it in cold water just enough to cover the fruit, and strain through a sieve. You can add a little sugar: I prefer not to, letting the natural sweetness of the fruit pamper my palate.

So, this is your apple/pear/peach butter, called thus because its silken texture is exactly like butter. If you make a stiff fruit puree, you can give it a lovely old fashioned name: fruit cheese.

Spread your soft fruit butter on toast, waffles, scones or pancakes. It’s a healthful, sin-free treat. Bonus: you get to use up all that fruit sitting in your basket!

According to Ayurveda, cooked fruit, particularly apples and peaches, are nutritional gold, bestowing you with ojas, or inner radiance. If you’d like to learn more about the ayurvedic benefits of fruit, click here.

Tasty Tips:

  • Don’t cook the fruit too much, for it will lose its flavor and goodness.
  • Spoon your fruit butter into a little jar, tie a festive ribbon on the jar, and gift it to a friend or neighbor.
  • Most stone fruits work well for making fruit butters.

Related:
Fruits and Veggies Matter!
7 Tasty Fruit Cocktail Recipes
Fast Fruit Pie

98 comments

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

good to know

Gary C.
Gary C.4 years ago

Thankyou....

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago

Thanks also for the link to Ayurveda info on fruits.

Kamryn M.
Kay M.4 years ago

a little vague.

Kamryn M.
Kay M.4 years ago

a little vague.

Melissah C.
Melissah C.4 years ago

thanks

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thank you.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

Cooked apples are the only Ayurvedic cure I like. :-)

Makalika Herrera
Makalika Herrera4 years ago

Thx for that super easy fruit butter recipe.

Valerie Hammett
Valerie Hammett4 years ago

cmon tell us for how long and does it cook in cold water?

i know fish can cook in lemon but specifics would help for such a fascinating spread like this.