2 cups (packed) light brown sugar
1 cup white vinegar
5 1/2 cups (2-1/2 pounds) ripe yellow nectarines (unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch dice)
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice (not heavy syrup)
1 cup golden raisins
3 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root (peeled and finely grated)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup sliced almonds