I've used bottled peaches, I've used canned peaches, and it honestly doesn't matter which, but I'm afraid you have to resist the healthier peaches canned in fruit juice rather than syrup. If you can find only slices, not halves, so be it. This is a beautiful condiment to eat with roast ham, hot or cold, and I love it with cheese too. It makes the kitchen feel like a proper Christmas kitchen, and it's a very easy present to whip up for people, too - beautiful in old-fashioned glass jars.
For other homemade Christmas treats try these simple edible gift recipes.
Recipe posted by Nigella