Nectarine Chili Sauce

Nectarines looked great last night at the supermarket. I can only imagine they look just as fantastic at the farmer’s market. Now what to do with them? How about Nectarine Chili Sauce. This recipe from an undated newspaper clipping uses the bounty of the season in a delicious way.

Nectarine Chili Sauce

1 1/2 lbs nectarines, pitted
1/2 lb tomatoes
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Chop nectarines to measure 3 1/2 cups-3 3/4 cups. Peel and core the tomatoes.  Chop and measure 1 cup. Combine tomatoes, nectarines, onion, and green pepper in a 2-qt saucepan.  Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes or until thickened. Pour into hot jars and set in boiling water bath with boiling water to half the depth of jar. Add boiling water to cover the jars by 1-2 inches and bring to boil.  Process 10 minutes.  Remove jars from water at once, let stand and cool. Store. Makes 3 (1/2 pint) jars.