Nectarine Jam

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Kathy228

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).

Top Review by Quiet_Daisy

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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