Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Peach Vanilla Spread

There were a few peaches left over after making peach cobbler. I consider it a crime to let perfectly ripe peaches go to waste, so I adapted this absolutely delicious spread from a recipe I found on pinterest. The authentic vanilla taste blended with fresh, local peaches is wonderful and unique. I used a crockpot, but I imagine it would work just as well on the stove, with less cooking time. This spread is perfect over warm english muffins on these chilly mornings we've been having!

Peach Vanilla Spread
Makes about 2 cups

  • 4 yellow peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean, sliced down the middle and scraped.
  • 2 Tbsp. organic sugar 

  1. Add all the ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours.
  2. Remove the vanilla bean, and add the contents of the crockpot to a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Return to the crockpot and cook on low for an additional hour, with the lid propped open to allow some of the moisture out.

Using a sharp knife, slice open one side of the vanilla bean.
Run the tip of the knife inside the cut you just made to loosen the seeds.
The more you scrape, the stronger the vanilla flavor.
All the ingredients in the crockpot.
It's important to prop open the lid so steam can escape
and the spread can thicken.

Store in a jar in the fridge, or in the freezer if you won;t be eating it for awhile.
I doubt you'll need the freezer though.
Something this tasty won't last long!

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