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food // fig jam

Figs

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.

Fig Jam

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

Fig jam on Toast

Fig Jam

Fig Jam on Toast

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11 thoughts on “food // fig jam

  1. this looks delicious and easy!! i’ve been wanting to make my own jam, but have felt a bit daunted by the task. thanks for the encouragement and fig? yum!!

  2. wow, so jealous right now! i am addicted to figs and there are none in turks and caicos, on trees or supermarkets…island life can be hard!
    enjoy!!

  3. Oh my gosh — yay! I was just thinking about how I wanted to make some fig jam last night but I didn’t know how! Thanks! 🙂

  4. Yay! I’ve never actually made anything with figs. I know I’ve eaten a few real figs, but other than that just the Newton variety… This looks so yummy.

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