Basic Nectarine Preserve
Here is the recipe I used to make my Nectarines into a wonderfully rich preserve.
- 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.