Easy Fig Jam Recipe
While figs are in season, decided to share an easy fig jam recipe. The best part about figs, is that originally the figs are super sweet and don’t require too much sugar. I’m sure you’ll be able to replace the sugar with honey or agave to make it even healthier. I’ll do a couple of tests and may even come up with a recipe, but not until next season.
For now let’s try this easy fig jam recipe and be sure to save some when you make it. I’ll be writing a fig tart recipe, where I’m planning to use this jam as a base. If you’re following my Facebook or instagram, you should see my recipe test results and also my other daily food picks.
Let’s get to the recipe and good luck!
4 lbs fresh ripe figs, be sure to choose soft and sweet fruits
1 ½ lbs granulated white sugar
The juice of one lemon (I forgot to add it during YouTube tutorial)
2 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground clove , use more if you like stronger taste
Wash the fruit, remove the stems
Coarsely chop and place in the pot where it will be cooking (you can use your processor)
Add the sugar and using a masher , mix and mash until it turns into smooth and slightly runny mixture
Start cooking on medium to low heat, be sure to keep an eye and stir it occasionally to avoid sticking
In about 35-40 minutes it should thicken, it means the jam is almost ready
At this point you can add the rest of your ingredients : vanilla, clove,lemon juice
Stir again and allow to cook another 5-7 minutes
If you want to have more smoother jam consistency , use a hand blender to mix for a few seconds
You can store your jam in sterilized glass jars or containers