Canned Nectarines in Honey Syrup

Canned Nectarines in Honey Syrup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep: 30 min. Canning: 20 min./batch
  • Makes: 8 pint jars

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder
  • 5 pounds nectarines, halved, pitted and sliced into 1-inch slices
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey

Directions

  • Combine ascorbic acid powder and water until dissolved; place nectarines in liquid immediately after cutting each one. In a Dutch oven, combine water, sugar and honey. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Drain nectarine and add to the canning syrup; return just to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Carefully ladle hot mixture into 8 hot wide-mouth 1-pint jars, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and, if necessary, adjust headspace by adding hot cooking liquid. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 20 minutes. Remove jars and cool.

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SOURCE: Taste of Home

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