Here is a great way to use some of those really fresh ripe peaches sitting on the counter. Go here for how to can jams.
- 5 lbs peaches skinned and cut into small chunks
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
In a large stock pot place the peaches and water. Bring to a boil and then cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Mash peaches until the consistency of apple sauce and return to medium heat. Add sugar and mint and cook until jam passes the sheet test stirring constantly, about 30 minutes. Can immediately. Let peach butter sit for 1 month before eating and refrigerate any jars that do not seal.