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Nectarine-and-Toasted Almond Blend

Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Cook time 6 mins
Yield Makes about 4 cups
Like peaches, nectarines can be placed in a paper bag to speed ripening.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups peeled nectarine slices, (about 2 3/4 lb.)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Process nectarines and sugar in a food processor 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl; cover and chill 2 hours.

  2. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a medium skillet; add almonds and salt. Cook almonds, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes or until toasted and golden. Pour nut mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer, shaking to remove excess butter and salt. Stir almonds into nectarine mixture; cover and chill until ready to use.