Take a large kettle and combined the oranges with lemon juice and 2 cup of sugar.
Cover it and leave for 1 hour.
Fill a canner half-full of water,add the empty canning jars and bring the water to a boil.
Reduce the heat.
Bring a saucepan of water just to a boil
Reduce the heat and add the jars lids.
Do not boil the lids.
To the oranges add the remaining sugar,cinnamon,nutmeg and butter.
Heat un covered over medium heat,stirring often,un till sugar is dissolved.
Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes,stirring frequently.
Increase the heat to medium-high.
Stirring constantly,bring the mixture to a full rolling boil.
Remove from the heat and skim excess foam from the mixture.
Stir in vanilla and le the fruit mixture cool for 5 minutes.
Remove jars from the hot water,draining well.
Fill them with hot fruit mixture,leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
Fit seals on tops of the jars.
Screw on the lids firmly.
Lower the jars into the water and add more very hot water so the water is 1-2 inches above the jars.
Bring to a boil.
Cover and boil for 10 minutes.
Remove the jars from the hot water and leave for cool on a rack.
Make about 5 half-pint jars:-
To the peaches add the remaining sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter, if using. Heat uncovered over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.