My family LOVES freezer jam. I just picked up a bunch of ripe and juicy nectarines from my local farmers market and couldn’t wait to try making jam with them. Instead of just plain nectarine freezer jam, I decided to make it a little extra special by adding lime juice. The jam was super simple to make and my daughter did most of the work… I love that! I am so glad I finally tried making jam with nectarines – it’s so delicious and my family loves it.
Peel the washed nectarines and cut them into chunks. Place them in a bowl then mash them a little bit with a potato masher.
Note: Reducing sugar, water, pectin, lime juice, or nectarines will result in set failures. USE EXACT AMOUNTS.
Add exactly 2½ cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, and one packet of pectin to a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil on medium high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Quickly add the mashed nectarines along with the lime juice into the hot sugar mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute. Pour into clean containers, leaving ½ inch space at the top for expansion during freezing; Cover. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours until set. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks. Otherwise, store in the freezer for up to 1 year.