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Balsamic Fig Jam

  • Prep Time 0:05
  • Cook Time 0:25
  • Estimated Cost $4.00
  • 6 Comments

As you might know, figs are a big favorite of mine. Since they’re not in season for another few months, I’ve been feeling seriously deprived lately. Recently, my friend and fellow fig enthusiast Sue suggested I get my hands on some fig jam. I thought that sounded like a good idea, so I decided to make my own. The result was something that tempts me to dip a spoon into its jar every time I open the refrigerator. Try it with bread, cheese and prosciutto, swirled in oatmeal, or as the jelly part of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dried figs (preferably Black Mission), ends removed $4
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar Pantry
  • 2 tbsp honey Pantry
  • pinch of salt Pantry

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water.
  2. Cook covered, over low heat for 20-25 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed and figs are very soft.
  3. Puree using a blender, food processor or immersion blender.
  4. Allow to cool before serving.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups jam.

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savvybrown, on Mar 1, 11:11 AM, wrote:

This looks delish! I can’t wait to try this one!

sezdo, on Mar 4, 09:02 PM, wrote:

This looks amazing and I have all the ingredients at hand! I love dried figs as a snack(and they pair fantastic with a cheap wedge of Gouda for breakfast)but I’ve been looking for something new to do with them. Can’t wait to try it.

Newbie Cook, on May 9, 04:22 PM, wrote:

Hi,
I made this jam and I liked it, but it was WAY too stiff. Hard to spread and didn’t budge when I turned the bowl over when I was done with it. In your picture it looks firm but not as dark as mine either. I followed the directions to a T, and if anything, used a little less fig after the ends were trimmed. Any suggestions? Thanks! It was yummy but I have a feeling something I did could be tweaked and improved.

Lydia, on May 30, 05:34 PM, wrote:

I’ve made this a number of times now! I find it best if I leave a bit of liquid in it instead of simmering it all off. It’s much more spreadable that way, otherwise it turns out the way Newbie Cook described.

judi togel, on Oct 4, 02:32 AM, wrote:

refreshing

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