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).
- 6 cups chopped nectarines, DO NOT PEEL
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon spices, of your choice*
- Cook all ingredients at a very mild boil for 30-minutes.
- *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.
- Skim foam off surface.
- Ladle into sterilized jars.
- Process in boiling water bath for 10-mins.
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.
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.
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!!