1/2 cup quick cooking tapioca (this is the thickener)
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
6 Tablespoons lemon juice
5 pounds peaches, peeled and sliced
2 cups sugar
Combine tapioca, 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Set aside. Place peaches in a large pot with 2 cups sugar and just enough water in bottom of pan to prevent sticking. Heat to 190F/90C (just under boiling...use candy thermometer); stirring frequently. Add tapioca mixture and, stirring, reheat to 190F/90C, but do not boil. Fill hot sterile jars with mixture, leaving 1 inch head space. adjust lids and process in BWB 15 minutes for quarts. I got 4 to 5 quarts per batch.