Nectarine Jam with a Hint of Ginger

Karen Hart, Nectarines


  • 1½ kg nectarines, sliced and pitted
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped


  1. Stir together the fruit and sugar in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Mash the fruit with a potato masher.
  4. Add lemon juice and continue to boil, stirring frequently.
  5. Boil for 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Take care to frequently remove the foam from top.
  7. Stir in the ginger.
  8. Turn off the heat, allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Pot the jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving about 2 cm space at the top, and seal.