My sis and bro-in-law have a fig tree in their backyard. A whole fig tree, all to themselves! I recently decided I couldn’t let them reap all the benefits, so I made off with some of their figs and tried out my first jam. Verdict? Way easier than I thought it would be, super delicious, and I sort of feel like a kitchen whiz.
- about 2 lbs fresh figs
- 1 cup sugar
- juice of 1/2 of a lemon
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup white wine
Stem the figs and cut into small pieces. Mix sugar, lemon, and figs in a bowl and let sit for about 30 minutes.
Pour mixture into a large pot over medium heat. Add wine and water; bring to a boil, stirring often to avoid burning. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until jam thickens to your liking (the color will darken as well).
Pour jam into sterilized mason jars while hot; the jars will seal themselves as the jam cools.
Then put it on your toast every morning and feel super fancy! (We may or may not have also tried it over vanilla ice cream. Big hit. Big. Huge.) xoxo