4 Pounds diced peaches (8 Cups)
4 Pounds diced pears (8 cups)
4 Medium oranges un-peeled (quartered)
1 Package powdered fruit pectin
9 Cups sugar
Prepare peaches and pears. Slice oranges quarters in 1/4 inch slices, or very small. Do not remove peel. Measure fruits into large kettle and mix thoroughly. Cover and bring to boil. Simmer gently 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in pectin and cook gently for 1 minute. Stir in sugar and bring to a vigorous boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard 1 minute. Remove from heat. Skim and stir about 7 minutes. Pour into hot sterilized jars. Seal immediately.
Tip: Mom dices fruit very small pieces, especially the orange.
Excellent any time of the year, but especially good during the fall and winter. The pumpkin flavor is rich and hearty. These are best served with our homemade "Dutch Honey" recipe. This is a rich thick syrup that will last for weeks in the refrigerator. The "Dutch Honey" is also good on ice cream!