Basic Nectarine Preserve

Here is the recipe I used to make my Nectarines into a wonderfully rich preserve.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 2 pounds large ripe nectarines
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (I used bottled)


  • Use basic recipe above but add 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract ( I used vanilla paste from William Sonoma)
  • Peel and seed nectarines, and cut into large chunks. Add to a large pot with sugar and water and boil for 30-40 minutes, until the fruit is nice and soft.
  • Stir in vanilla, lemon juice, and mix well. Continue to cook to 220º using a candy thermometer and check for gel point.
  • Place in sterilized jars and process
  • Makes 4 half pint jars.
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