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Two slices of French bread are slathered with nectarine butter and sitting next to a mason jar of the fruit butter.
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Nectarine Spice Butter

This recipe makes 5 pints of nectarine fruit butter. For nutritional purposes one serving is one Tablespoon and there are 32 Tablespoons in one pint jar of fruit butter.
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 160
Calories: 24kcal


  • 9 cups ripe nectarines
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon


  • Slice fruit and remove pits. Keep skins on.
  • Add fruit, sugar, lemon juice, butter and cinnamon to heavy bottomed soup pot. Bring to a boil on medium high stirring constantly with a sturdy wooden spatula. Make sure to scrape the bottom regularly to prevent burning.
  • After the fruit comes to a boil, use an immersion blender in a circular motion to puree the fruit into a sauce. Make it as smooth as you desire.
  • Simmer for an additional 20 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Fill jars (you can use half pints, pints, or quarts) leaving a half inch of head space.
  • Process in a Water Bath Canner for 10 minutes at 1,000 feet of altitude or less. If you live above 1,000 feet process longer: for 1,001 - 3,000 feet add 5 minutes, for 3,001 - 6,000 feet add 10 minutes, for 6,001 - 8,000 feet add 15 minutes, for 8,001 - 10,000 feet add 20 minutes.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg