Yield: 4 cups
5 pounds local peaches
1.5 cups sugar
2 teaspoon freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
Cut peach in half and remove the pit. Puree them through a food mill or pulse on food processor until smooth. You should have about two quarts. Place in a thick bottom non-aluminum pan and stir in sugar, Meyer lemon juice and salt.
Bake the puree for 2.5 hours stirring every half hour. Transfer the peach butter to a smaller clean pot and bake another two hours.
Let the butter cool and serve mom some on her morning pancakes or better yet really good vanilla ice cream.
Your mom’s day gift can last covered for a few months under refrigeration and each morning she opens the refrigerator will smile at the thought of her Mother’s Day very special treat.