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Dec 23, 2005 11:43 AM

Can I freeze homemade peanut butter?

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

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

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    1. re: Karl S

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

    2. 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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      1. re: Chowpatty

        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.

        1. re: Chowpatty

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

          1. re: Shaebones

            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.

          2. re: Chowpatty

            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.

          3. 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.