1 small orange
1/4 cup water
3 pounds peaches
1 package powdered fruit pectin, (1 3/4 oz pkg)
5 cups sugar
Cut orange and lemon in quarters; remove seeds. Slice orange and lemon quarters crosswise in very thin slices. In medium saucepan combine fruit slices and water. Cover and simmer the orange and lemon mixture for 20 minutes. Peel, pit, and finely chop peaches. In 8- to 10- quart kettle or Dutch oven combine orange and lemon mixture and chopped or ground peaches.
Stir pectin into fruit mixture and bring mixture 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.