Pit the peaches but don’t bother peeling them. Chop them into bits approximately the size of the raspberries. Put both the peaches and the raspberries in a non-reactive pot (I use this 4-qt one) with the lemon juice and sugar.
When you are feeling lazy, vanilla peach butter is the easiest preserve to make. Mash the peaches or puree then in a blender, then use a slow cooker (crockpot) to cook the pulp without heating the kitchen. When it’s the correct consistency,
A small batch of strawberry jam goes together so quickly! Start with the berries: rinse them well, hull them, and cut them into quarters. Put them in a heavy-bottomed pot. (I used my favorite 4 qt pot,
Recipes get passed around, and change as they go. This jam is a case in point: it is my own version of a splendid recipe from Marisa McClellan’s second book, Preserving by the Pint, which is itself inspired by a British book,
Rinse the fruit well. Pit and quarter the apricots but don’t bother peeling them. Pit the cherries and cut them in half. Put both in a non-reactive pot (I use this 4-qt one) with the lemon juice and sugar.
Heat oven to 225˚F. Rinse the raspberries and drain them well. Put them into a heat-proof dish. I found that my 2 quarts fit nicely in a 13×9 Pyrex pan. Bake the pan of berries, uncovered, for about 30 minutes,