To peel peaches easily, drop in boiling water for 30 seconds, then drop in ice water. Peels should pull off.
Combine sliced peaches and water in an 8-quart enamel or stainless steel pot and cook over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the peaches are soft. Stir frequently to prevent the peaches from sticking. When the fruit is tender, add the honey or sugar and lemon juice and stir to combine. Put the peach mixture through a food mill or puree in a blender or food processor.
Divide the puree between two shallow, 9- by 13-inch baking or roasting pans. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour at 325 degrees. Continue baking, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes, until the butter is thick. This will take an additional 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The peach butter will be thick, fine-textured and a rich, reddish-amber in color.
Wash jars and lids in hot, soapy water; sterilize jars in boiling-water bath for 10 minutes. Prepare lids according to manufacturer's directions. Ladle hot peach butter into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Cover with lids and process in a boiling-water bath for 5 minutes.
This recipe yields 3 half-pint jars.
NOTES : Recipe from "Preserving Summer's Bounty," edited by Susan McClure (Rodale Press, $14.95), and as published in the Charlotte Observer, 06-23-1998
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (650g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 0 (0%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 18.5mg||1 %|
|Potassium 161.9mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 77.1g||23 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 76.6g|
|Protein 0.6g||1 %|
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Calories per serving: 278
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