I pulled the last bit of peaches off my white peach tree the other day and there wasn't quite enough to make a batch of peach butter and jelly is just not one of my things. I mean if I'm going to have to peel them anyway I don't want to just toss away the flesh and keep only the juice. It's a fiber, whole fruit thing, I know. So I just peeled, pitted, quartered and packed into jars with an extra light syrup. 25 minutes in the water bath and viola, 7 pints of ruby red syrup with peaches. They look cool don't they?
I also made 12 more half pints of banana butter today. Apparently it's a big hit for peanut butter sandwiches around here and has become a "when are you making more" thing. This time though I made a very large batch and it took forever to cook down. As a result it browned a little more than the last batch. But that's ok, it tastes the same.