1 small orange
1/4 C water
3 lb peaches
1- 3/4 oz powdered fruit pectin
5 C sugar
Cut orange and lemon in quarters; remove seeds. Slice crosswise thinly. In medium saucepan, combine slices and water. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel, pit and finely chop peaches. In an 8 to 10 quart kettle or Dutch oven, combine orange and lemon mixture and chopped peaches. Stir pectin into fruit mixture and bring to full rolling boil. Stir in sugar; bring again to full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard, uncovered, 1 minute. Remove from heat; quickly skim off foam. Pour at once into hot sterilized jars; seal. Makes 7 or 8 half pints.