Low-Sugar Nectarine Preserves

Low-Sugar Nectarine Preserves

Try this recipe for a delicious, bright nectarine jam and learn the secrets of stone fruit preserves that are low sugar!
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  • Serves: 40 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Wash and dice nectarines, discarding pits. Add to a heavy, non-reactive pot. Add a small amount of water to the bottom, and place pot over medium-high heat. 
  3. Step 3

    Bring to a boil, stirring to prevent scorching. The fruit will give off quite a bit of liquid. Boil for a few minutes, until fruit begins to look translucent. Add sugar, and stir to blend completely.
  4. Step 4

    Return to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, until jam reaches the set point. Add lemon juice and stir to combine. 
  5. Step 5

    Pack jam into clean half-pint jars. Seal and process for 10 minutes in a water bath canner.