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Can I freeze homemade peanut butter?

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nooodles Dec 23, 2005 11:43 AM

Technically, it's almond/peanut butter. Will it suffer from freezing?

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    Just Larry Dec 24, 2005 01:27 PM

    How did you make it? Every time I try in the food processor I just get very finely ground nuts that never break down into a butter.

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      Chowpatty Dec 23, 2005 05:57 PM

      I've never heard of peanut butter going bad in the refrigerator. The high oil content makes it last pretty much forever. I don't see how homemade would be any different from Trader Joe's all-natural in this regard -- sometimes it takes us a year or so to go through a jar.

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        nooodles Dec 23, 2005 07:30 PM

        That's a relief. Recipes I'd seen had said "use within a week." It didn't sound right to me either, but I didn't want to chance it.

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          Shaebones Dec 24, 2005 01:15 AM

          A year to go through a jar of peanut butter???????????

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            nooodles Dec 24, 2005 01:21 AM

            I believe it. I rarely eat the stuff. I'm hoping the homemade will go faster. Since there's less sugar in it, I'll be more likely to use it in cooking: salad dressing, sauce for noodles, dipping sauces, etc.

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            KathyR Dec 24, 2005 07:03 AM

            The high oil content also makes it go rancid, which makes it taste "off." Buy a new jar and compare it to the 10-month-old jar you have in the fridge, and you will be struck by how old and off the old jar tastes and how fresh the new jar tastes.

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            Karl S Dec 23, 2005 12:55 PM

            You may certainly freeze it, just like you can freeze nuts. But refrigeration is more the more usual route.

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              nooodles Dec 23, 2005 04:27 PM

              Thanks! I have two jars; there's no way I can eat both before something goes bad. One will certainly be frozen.

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