Heavenly Peach Jam
4 lb. peaches skinned and mashed
7 c. sugar
2 oranges juiced, 1 orange skin chopped fine
1 small jar maraschino cherries, cherries halved
1 box Sure-Jell
Once again the photo is courtesy of my cousin, Janet Spering Laurencelle!
Peel peaches; remove pits. Mash peaches; place in large sauce pan. Add sugar; mix thoroughly. Peel orange; cut rind of 1 orange into very thin slices (or use food processor). Squeeze juice from both oranges; remove seeds. Add orange rind and orange juice to peach mixture. Add cherries. Let rest overnight.
Bring to a boil. Cook for 30 minutes. Add Sure-Jell; boil for 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly until jam begins to jell.. Ladle into sterilized jars, cover with sterilized lids and set to cool.
Yields about 9 (12 ounce) jelly jars.