Yesterday we went to one of our local Farmer’s Markets and got a screaming deal on some fruit! We bought nectarines, cherries, blueberries, blackberries and some goat cheeses. We walked away with a little over 20 lbs of nectarines and around 9 lbs of cherries. We got a screaming deal on them since it was the end of the market and they were loading the trucks. We couldn’t pass it up!
So bright and early this morning we got up and started cutting up nectarines. And then cooking them.
Once they cooked down about 30 minutes we put them into sterilized jars
Then it was time for their water bath
And then wallah! The finished product!
This is my first time making nectarine jam. We found a great, easy recipe. I’d love to share it with you.
18 cups chopped up nectarines. DO NOT PEEL
9 cups sugar
12 TBSP of lemon juice
3 tsp spices of your choice (we did not use any)
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 tbsp. 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 minutes.
This made 17 half pint jars of jam. And yes, we kept one out to eat now. 🙂
Now, this was a super easy recipe and pretty fool proof. I would be lying to you if I told you we did it without incident. Let’s just say that there was something that got underneath the burner from using it prior and I caught the stove top on fire. Whoops! Luckily Chris was there to save the day! 🙂