This is a great gift idea. The peach butter recipe makes 6 pint jars. It takes about 1 hr. and 25 minutes total.
18 ripe peaches – peeled, pitted and cut 1/4 cup water 2 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup honey 2 vanilla beans - scrape the seed out
In and 8 - 10 quart heavy pot combine peaches and the water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer cover, for 10 - 15 minutes or until peaches are tender. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Use a blender or food processor to puree peach mixture, in batches, until smooth. Return peach puree to same pot. Add sugar, honey and vanilla bean seeds and empty vanilla pod. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolve - reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until mixture is thick and mounds on a spoon, stirring often.
Take out vanilla pods and ladle hot peach butter into hot, sterilized half pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims, adjust lids.
Process filled jars in a boiling water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner, cool on wire racks.
Source: Nutmeg Nanny