Fig Jam

28Jan09

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Here’s an idea. Buy a container of dried figs. Slice them up and boil them in water until soft and sticky. Add some sugar, salt, and lemon zest to taste. Pulse it all in a food processor. You just made fig jam! Goes especially great with my morning sourdough toast with whipped cottage cheese.

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Fig Jam

1/2 lb of dried black figs, thinly sliced

1 cup of water

1/2 tspn lemon zest

1/4 tspn salt

brown sugar to taste (less than 1 tspn)

Combine sliced figs and water in a saucepan and bring to simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and cook uncovered until figs break down and it’s of jam consistency, approximately 45 minutes. Taste and add salt and sugar if needed (I didn’t need to add any sugar). Pour fig mixture into food processor and puree. 

Can be kept in fridge for 2 weeks or so.

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2 Responses to “Fig Jam”

  1. 1 foodyi

    I’m going to be the first one on record to say this is my worst post yet. Except the fig jam is really good… I promise!

  2. 2 smelly

    I like the part where the figs turn into jam!!!!


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