When is a bargain not a bargain? When you end up with twice as many nectarines as you needed in order to get that great price. What was I thinking? I wanted to make a nectarine sorbet and ended up with 10 lbs of fruit.
8C chopped nectarines
2t pure almond extract
Pit and puree the nectarines, then place in the non reactive pot with the sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over a medium heat, then lower the heat and cook for 30 minutes.
During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the almond extract. I pureed this recipe also even though it was not a thin jam. Place into sterilized jars and steam process for 10 minutes.
This recipe makes 3 1/2 pints of jam.
I believe you can count on filling a half pint jar for every cup of fruit used in each recipe. Please see Canning Made Simple under the "preserves" label for more specific canning instructions. The steam bath I mention is used in place of a typical water bath because the steam creates a higher temperature. Simply place your sealed jars in a large pot (I use a 12 quart pot) with 2 inches of water and boil with the lid on for 5-10 for half pint and pint jars.