It is nectarine season – juicy, ripe, Queensland nectarines are delicious and sweet and perfect fresh or cooked. At Capelli Foods we are in the middle of the awesome task of processing 300kg of nectarines into delicious jam and chutney. At the moment, you can pick up great bargains with boxes of nectarines from markets and roadside stalls all over the Sunshine Coast.
Try to pick out the badly bruised fruit, some green is okay to increase the pectin level to help the setting.
Chop fruit and remove the pips
In a large heavy based saucepan add fruit and a small amount of water. Cook until fruit is soft.
Measure out fruit and add equal amounts of sugar.
Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice of per cup of pulp.
Heat without boiling until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to boil and boil uncovered until jam jells when tested.
Pour into hot sterilised jars, seal when cold.