After my recent canning fail, I decided to give the nectarines another go.
First time failure:
I think we’ve got it down now!
The first time I canned the nectarines I tried the pressure canner thinking the house would stay cooler and it would be faster. I cold packed the fruit and added hot syrup. After canning the fruit shrunk to the top of the jar and the syrup boiled out leaving my entire kitchen a disgusting mess!
This time I hot packed the fruit and used the boiling water method. The results were significantly better but there was still some floating going on. I ended up with 8 jars of nectarines, 3 jars of white peaches, cranberry peach syrup and cranberry peach jam.
Although the canning method does work, I’d recommend sprinkling the fruit with sugar and freezing them. If you have the space I think it’s a better quality product. Nothing beats fresh fruit though!