This is an easy recipe for sweet peach preserves with thyme and lavender. This peach preserve is excellent on a cracker with a piece of aged cheddar!

Chop the peaches into chunks and remove the stones.

Add them to a large saucepan over medium-low heat along with sugar, lemon juice, salt and fresh thyme. 

Stir this all together while the peaches release their juices and the sugar dissolves. 

Once the sugar has dissolved, keep the peaches simmer until they soften and break apart.

Near the end of the cooking time, fresh lavender is added and left to infuse.

The extra addition of lavender brings out the floral notes in the peach. 

Once cooked it is poured into clean jars and sealed tight