Recipes: Nectarine Butter
Active time: 30 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes, plus cooling time
Makes approximately 2 cups
2 pounds nectarines
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp butter
Remove pits from nectarines. Chop the fruit into small pieces, leaving the skins on.
In a saucepan cook the fruit, water, sugar, and lemon juice over medium-high heat until the fruit is soft when you poke it with a wooden spoon, around 10 minutes.
Put the saucepan mixture into a food processor or blender. Blend it until it’s the texture you prefer. (This can be chunky or smooth, depending on your taste.)
Return the mixture to the saucepan and simmer on low for another 15-20 minutes until it thickens. Add the butter and stir to incorporate.
When it’s finished, put it in a temperature-resistant container and let it cool in the fridge until it’s chilled.