I got my first bunch of peaches last week. And after I bought them I sat them on the counter and walked away....And they sat there for a while. Then, I realized they were overripe which is what I was going for. Because I was waiting for them to be ready to make peach preserves. Making preserves is like a savings account for when its cold and dreary out and you need a little bit of homemade sunshine to make you feel better.
I could use some sunshine now...So they may not wait that long but hopefully some will be left over when the winter hits. But I doubt it.
4 c. sliced peaches
2 c. sugar
2 tbsp Cointreau
Wash and slice peaches, mix with sugar, and cook over low heat until peaches turn transparent, stirring often, turn heat to medium or high and boil steady, stirring often to prevent sticking until fruit and syrup drop from a spoon all at once, remove from heat and add Cointreau and stir foam down, put in hot jars and seal.