I just finished making this tonight and wanted to add a couple things-first it makes 12 cups not 6! And when you are about 7 hours in, use a stick blender to break up the chunks of peaches. Otherwise, I followed directions and now have a lot of peach butter to give away!
I have made peach butter many times throughout my life, and have always stored the jars in the pantry. Occasionally one will spoil, and I attribute that to my own carelessness ! ( Perhaps not wiping the rim well enough before processing . . . or what ever else my 'oops' was. ) Once you open the jar, refrigerate, like you would any other fruit butter.
I prefer peach butter to any other kind, though apricot is a close second ! It's a long slow process, but well worth the effort !
Good luck !
How does peach butter get stored? Can it be shelved or must it be kept in refrigerator?i find it quite surprising that one usually doesn't see storing/shelving instructions following recipes.especially when it's fun to do,time consuming work,and a shame to see it all go to waste if stored improperly.