Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Not as mild as peaches - just a little more tart. When done, it's a pretty rosey color. No pectin needed, so it's lower in sugar. Natural pectin is in the nectarine peel... so do not peel them. If you must peel them - you will have to add pectin to the recipe (and more sugar).


  1. Cook all ingredients at a very mild boil for 30-minutes.
  2. *At this point you can add optional spices of your choice such as 1 teaspoons cinnamon, almond extract, or ground ginger, or 1 tblsp. brandy extract; or any favorite combination. Cook for 5 minutes more.
  3. Skim foam off surface.
  4. Ladle into sterilized jars.
  5. Process in boiling water bath for 10-mins.
Most Helpful

Great recipe. I upped it to 8 cups of nectarines, 4 cups of sugar, and 5.5 Tbl lemon juice and it made exactly 6 half pints. To make sure you've cooked the jam long enough try the freezer test. Have a plate in the freezer during the cooking. At 30 minutes, pull out the plate, & put a small dollop of hot jam on it. If, after a minute, it firms up, your jam is ready.

Quiet_Daisy July 10, 2010

this is AWESOME!! my friend made it, using very ripe nectarines, and adding a bag of frozen peaches. she also used only 2 1/2 cups of sugar. and her spices were 1 tsp almond extract, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 ground cloves, and a package of pectin. it is by far better than any jam/jelly/preserve i have ever had. thanks! i cant wait to make it myself.

Gracielagata July 22, 2008

I've never made jam before so I was a little worried about how it would come out. This was such an easy recipe and it came out DELICIOUS! I didn't have enough fruit so I used just over 3 cups of chopped white nectarine and just a little less than 1 cup of sugar. Since I didn't have any lemons I used the juice from one lime and then added 1 tsp almond extract! I also let it boil longer and it got really thick, but I LOVE IT! Thanks for the Great Recipe!!! I will be using it again!!

MineyYO October 05, 2008