Fig Jam!

OMG…I couldn’t believe how incredibly easy (AND tasty) making Fig Jam was. But before I start, I have to get this song out of my head (and into yours). (Thank you Oz!)

OK, my wonderful neighbor gave me a bag full for figs straight from her friend’s tree! *Envy* I have always wanted my own fruit trees…One day this will happen. On my list: Apples, Figs, Peaches, Apricots. Anyway, back to my original story: A wonderful bag of ripe figs! Well, they were really ripe and we were going away the next day, so I decided to make Fig Jam! What I really like about making my own jam is that sugar can be increased or decreased to your own taste. I made mine a tad lower in sugar and it was still absolutely delicious. Don’t take my word for it thought…try making some!

Fig Jam!

Ingredients:

1 lbs figs (cut the stems off, leave the skin)

1/2 cup +2 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of lemon zest

1 teaspoon of lemon juice (fresh please)

1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier

1 hand-held blender (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a sauce pot and stir well.
  2. Let the ingredients sit for about 30 minutes. (The juices will come out of the fruit)
  3. On medium heat, bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.
  4. Place a small plate in the freezer.
  5. When you feel that the mixture is getting really thick, place a drop of the jam onto the chilled plate and let it chill in the freezer for about 1 minute. If the mixture wrinkles/is thickened when you touch it, the jam is ready. If not, cook more.
  6. Optional stage (I did this), mash or blend so that the skins of the fig are broken up.
  7. Allow jam to cool and store in fridge up to 2 weeks

Save some for Monday’s recipe! Fig Newtons!!!

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4 responses to “Fig Jam!

  1. Sounds delicious! I also have many fruit trees on my list… and nut trees too!

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