Nectarine (from my garden) Vanilla Bean preserves. I swear, if there is a heaven, it smells like Nectarine Vanilla Bean preserves cooking on the stove. My original recipe can be found here.
Nectarine Vanilla Preserves
- 3lbs diced nectarines (I left the skins on)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 Vanilla Bean, scraped
- Pinch of Salt
Boil all ingredients in a heavy bottom pot until mixture has cooked down (approximately 20 minutes). Test gel with the “plate test”. Once it is the correct consistency, add to jars, seal and process in a water bath for 5 minutes. This yielded 5 ½ pint jars with a little extra for sampling.