. What kind of jars are pictured? Can you use dried figs? I have seriously never tried fig jam before, and now I’m starting to think that I’ve been missing out on something awesome! I used to have a fig tree that grew near me in an abandon lot, so I would have all the figs to myself. Light brown, granulated, or even your favorite 1-for-1 sweetener will all work. It came out great! I love fig preserves, however I have never tried a fid preserve like this. This jam is so pretty! sugar in any jam recipe contributes to more than just flavor. You’re so lucky to have access to all of those figs! I don’t really have a recipe for that but I simply filled a Tortilla with grated mozzarella, sliced fresh fig, and cooked it in a pan for 1-2 minutes per side till golden and the cheese melted. Cook the fig jam. I’m so sorry you can’t get figs, Melissa — if I could send you some I would! Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook until thick; approximately 1 hour, stirring â¦ Thanks. ? Thank you for your feedback Brenda and I’m so glad you liked the jam! If I don’t want the chunky pieces, but want to keep the seeds… is it ok to pulse the mixture once cold to make it like a perserve? I love figs too, but what is a cup? It was very thick when I was done and when I make it again, I’ll skip the zest. I cooked it for about 15-20 minutes. We call it a ârefrigerator jamâ because thereâs no canning requiredâjust make the jam â¦ I just made this tonight and I was pleasantly surprised by the flavors! Hi Jen! I hope you try this, Sarah — I’ll be you love it. lol. I need that! But now, I have a fig hook-up and I couldn’t be happier about it. Bring to boil, stirring often. For sure! We have a HUGE fig tree right outside our back door and we just LOVE when it’s fig picking time again! I topped it with balsamic glaze and stuffed it with Arugula! What a wonderful way to savor the flavor! The fig flavor shined in this jam. . Do you know if this can be made with dried figs? This is just stunning Marcie! Most people love figs or hate them, and the ones that love them really love them. If you have unripe green figs, follow the same amounts used in this recipe, and make a wonderful jam with a different and tangier flavor profile. Thank you, Kelly, and you bet you’d get some jam if we lived closer. This recipe was intended to be very easy and consumed within about 2 weeks. Required fields are marked *, REQUIRED: By submitting this comment you agree to share your name, email address, website (optional) and IP address with Flavor The Moments. . The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made. Simmering is fine as long as you’re stirring it every so often to keep it from burning. Thanks for the recipe. Finely chop or grind fruit. I would climb that tree and sit on the limbs of the tree and eat ripe figs. . Recipe by Gail Page from Caromont Farm I’ve never tried it with dried figs, so I’m not sure how the recipe would translate, but if you do attempt it, I’d love to hear how it turns out for you! Hi, I’m Marcie! Prep the figs. Figs are one of my favorites! Thank you SO MUCH for providing a wonderful recipe that doesn’t use processed white sugar! We moved into our home a little over a year ago and found we had a fig tree! Girlfriend you do figs right! Design by Purr. Stir fig jam into your oatmeal for the ultimate breakfast. It’s very basic and you can still use this recipe. I haven’t — but I think it would be fine. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Thanks Sandra! I was afraid it wouldn’t firm up and added some lemon zest. Thank you so much, Shashi! Figs thicken up so perfectly — it’s amazing. If you’re going to attempt make a low or no sweetener Jam the shelf life will be considerably shorter. This sweet fig jam is so easy to make at home! Thanks! Turn heat down to low, and reduce until 2/3 of the liquid is absorbed into the figs. I hope you get to try the jam — it’s a favorite around here! Cheese boards are my favorite way to use this! I’ve always wanted to make something out of real figs – this looks amazing! I would spread this on pretty much everything! Coconut sugar may be substituted with granulated sugar. I am thinking if I let them few mins in warm or hot water… It’ll soften enough to make this jam. Hi Cindy — I’ve never tried it but you most certainly can. This jam may be canned — simply follow canning instructions! I used a combination of coconut sugar and honey to control the sweetness of the jam (coconut sugar has a mild sweetness compared to honey). For years I have made Strawberry Fig preserves but a few years ago someone shared a jar of Blueberry Fig Jam and I was in LOVE! Can i get some more info on this quesadilla and balsamic please . Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. This jam is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I ended up cooking on high until it gelled to my liking, poured into sterilized half pints, and processed in a hot water bath for ten minutes. It came out perfect! My jam was still simmering… is that normal/ok? Optional Modifications: Spice up your fig jam by adding your favorite extras! This post and its photos may contain affiliate links. 2 lbs. I have never processed it myself, but I don’t see why not! You really must miss that tree! Yes, you can definitely put this in your blender. I used a combination of coconut sugar and honey to control the sweetness of the jam (coconut sugar has a mild sweetness compared to honey). If water bath works, how long should pint size or 1/2 pint size jars be processed. Thanks for sharing a recipe which uses honey and coconut sugar. This jam may be canned -- simply follow canning instructions. The green figs would be wonderful! Unfortunately this recipe won’t work with dried figs — there just wouldn’t be enough moisture. Did you only cop the figs up into pieces and then put them in the sauce pan, or did you have to peel it first or something like that ? We’re talking probably 6-8 pounds. Cut the tops off the figs and place them in a large pot. Smells divine! This recipe for fig jam doesnât have any added processed sugar. Hello! creative inspiration for the entire family! Add lemon juice, sugar, and reserved liquid to the saucepan, boil to dissolve the sugar. Cut the stems off of the figs and then quarter them. My sister’s figs are ALMOST ripe…I may need to make a quick trip over to her house to score some for this jam . *. Ha! My health is precarious at the moment and I desperately need the iron from the figs, but no processed white sugars. Start by placing a small plate in the freezer before you begin cooking the jam. Apple and strawberry, in addition to fig) and freeze what we can’t immediately process and “can” immediately. This recipe looks incredible! I’d recommend searching online for a compote recipe using dried figs as I haven’t tried it myself. I have an abundant harvest from my fig tree every year. I added some fresh blueberries that are in season here. Hi, Terry Lynn! . It’s totally normal! With its unique taste, it goes perfect with either sweet or savory dishes like scones, muffins, breads, or cheeses. If canned, will water bath work or does it need pressure canning? Its so delicious. ! Awesome — I’m so glad to hear it! My neighbor has a fig tree and brought over fresh figs yesterday! Brie and Fig Jam Bites Big Bang Bites. I’d love to hear your ideas! Boil, stirring nearly constantly, until it becomes jam-like in consistency. That’s my favorite thing to do with it — sweet and savory is where it’s at! . I’m a huge fig lover. Thank you, Ashley! . It’s a great way to use up those overripe figs as you indulge in the late summer harvest! These figs are green figs. I did crush the figs and blueberries in the food processor. As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Your taking the time out to leave feedback for me means a lot, and I’m so happy that you love the jam! Learn how your comment data is processed. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. I am going to attempt to make recipe with just honey since I’m a beekeeper and want to maintain its “purity”. Love figs and this jam looks amazing Marcie! No, there’s no peeling them…simply chop them into pieces as specified in the recipe (you can watch the video as well). Here are 25 best fig recipes to make, from appetizers and sides to jams, salads, desserts and more. wouldn’t last long in my house! Thanks for your feedback, and I really need to start canning this too. The animals are having a feild day! Unfortunately I’ve never canned this recipe. Really in love with what you do! Hi Khalida! I hardly ever buy figs, so I’m going to have to so that I can try this jam out. Bring the figs, honey, sugar, and lemon juice to a boil in a medium saucepan. HiMarcie, Idon’t understand the recipe ingredient “3/4 cup of coconut or granulated?” Coconut oil? Remove the plate from the freezer and place a small dollop of jam on the plate. haha oh I’m totally jealous, but don’t worry, I don’t hate you I just wished I lived near you!! I love the jam chunky, but if you don’t you can pulse it in a food processor to make it more smooth! â¦ Marcie – your fig jam looks incredible! A while back I posted a photo of a box full of figs on Instagram that I’d gotten from a friend. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. It's the easiest way to make homemade jam! I bet it’s killer with a cheese plate! Figs are ripe for approximately four minutes, so as soon as I received my flat of figs, the very next morning I set about to making this easy fig jam recipe. Thanks! So i have 2 questions. Thanks so much, Raquel! Cool completely. Haha. If you prefer sweeter jam, you may want to taste the jam while it cooks and add more sugar or honey. And I’m using this everywhere I can! Lower heat and continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened, approximately one hour. I only get dried figs where I live. Pinned and definitely making this. Hi Samantha — The jam can only be made with fresh figs. Small-Batch Fig Honey Jam is an easy, fig jam recipe with no pectin, refined sugar or canning requirements. . I found that when I reduced the heat after boiling. This jam isn't overly sweet. My entire family LOVES our for-based jams, jellies, and butters, so much so that Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time when we share our bounty with family and friends! Looks delish! This jam is my favorite thing to make with all of the figs that I pick, and pizza is my next favorite! A chat with the California Fig Board recently resulted in me receiving an entire flat of Mission and Kadota figs, and I couldn’t wait to dive in and make my favorite honey fig jam! Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook until thickened, about 45-50 minutes. So jealous of your figs. haha Thanks, Jocelyn! ©2020 Flavor the Moments. Cool it down and store it in the refrigerator in an air tight container, or follow canning instructions if you’d like to have some in the pantry. I’m thinking of making these as Christmas present ideas as well as thanksgiving gifts. Figs are the best in sweet and savory dishes — pizza, quesadillas, salads — they’re the best! I love FIGS! And I love how easy it comes together! Can’t wait to make this! Looking to make the most out of fall's sweet fruits? That’s really awesome. I’m so glad you like it Sarah and I really appreciate all of your feedback! Thanks, Cheyanne, and I appreciate the pin! Honey fig jam is a delicious way to use up ripe figs that are just past their prime! The figs are already so sweet, why add more sweetness? We end up with plenty of figs to enjoy fresh, frozen, and, most of all, made into butters and jams and jellies: all to be shared with family and friends throughout the year! I hope you give it a try! Small-Batch Fig Honey Jam is an easy, fig jam recipe with no pectin, refined sugar or canning requirements. Vanilla extract includes alcohol which burns off during cooking, resulting in lost flavor. Fig and blueberry jam sounds amazing! I love fig jam on crostini with fancy cheese, which there may be a recipe coming for VERY soon.:). Baked brie and figs by The View From Great Island. This jam is gorgeous, Marcie! It’s the easiest way to make homemade jam! I would love be to have the canning directions so that I can give this as gifts this winter. Thanks! I saw them once this year and I decided to wait on buying them. Thank you for sharing this great simple jam recipe. I LOVE this jam!! DO NOT edit or remove watermarks from any image. I realized that as much as I love figs, I just can’t use them all and gave a large amount away. If you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you! My grandmother turned me on to figs years ago before she passed away so they hold a special place in my heart! And your Quesadilla idea? I’m very new to jam and I do freezer things well. saucepot. Dying to get started on this recipe. Simmer until jam gels. Put in mason jars and store in the refrigerator for up to one month. . It made enough for three half pints and a little extra. You’re so lucky to have a fig tree! It’s my first attempt at jam so Im not sure how it looks. . I just bought some figs at TJ’s today too BTW. I hope you find some soon! Figs thicken so well all by themselves, that no pectin is necessary. This is a variation of my Blueberry Fig Jam "very Low Sugar" Blueberry is a big requested jam. Sorry I can’t be of more help! Love this recipe! Using only 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 cup honey. I would spend $6 on a basket if I had to…I actually have many times in the past. I haven’t tried freezing it Carol, but I would suggest that you try freezing a small amount, defrost it, and see what you think! Now that’s a great memory! The hot pepper infused honey sounds like a great idea! My go-to is always this yummy jam, and I also love these Homemade Fig Newtons from Dessert for Two as well. You’d definitely get some jam. I canNOT get figs where I live. Jam will set when the mixture reaches 220 degrees – you can use a candy or kitchen thermometer to check the temperature, but I always use the "cold plate test" for my jam. Follow my easy steps, and check out the fig jam recipe video at the bottom of this post. Many people proclaimed their jealousy that I had so many figs, so don’t hate me, but I helped pick more yesterday and got yet another box of figs! Love the recipe. Hi Eva! I love stirring it in afterward to give the jam more vanilla flavor. This jam would be wonderful on bread or just enjoyed spoonful by spoonful! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it, Diane! Figs, honey and vanilla? or a bit of vanilla bean paste/extract to your jam to customize it! You have successfully joined our creative community! Please see my. Love how you toned down the sweetness with lemon and honey! Return to the freezer for 1 minute. Did you use darker colored figs? Bring it to a boil on medium high heat. DO NOT distribute or copy the content found within this blog without written permission. I’ll definitely make it again and shared my final product on my food instagram www.instagram.com/eatsandtreats.stl ? Oh this jam sounds just perfect, Marcie! posted in: Dairy-Free, Fall, Gluten-Free, Spreads, Summer, Vegetarian // If you donât have a fig tree in your yard, pick up a few pounds of local figs at the farmersâ market and try this easy jam. Store the jam in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Hope you had a good summer break. Once the jam has cooked, that’s when you can place it in the food processor and pulse until it’s smoother. I’m so glad that you enjoyed it Gyla! Try adding two sprigs of fresh thyme to the mix (remove the stems after boiling!) I froze a small amount of this jam for a few months and it worked well. I’m so happy to hear that you love the jam as much as I do and appreciate the feedback! Use an immersion blender (or carefully transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor) to process the jam until smooth. I wish you lived closer — I would give you some! I have frozen the jam for a month or so and it was great, but if you’re going to give it as gifts I would follow canning procedures so that it lasts for a long period of time. I love that this requires only a few ingredients. Fantastic recipe Marcie – thank you so much for sharing it. I just moved to a house with 2 full grown fig trees and they have finally started to ripe! It’s going fast here, too. This jam looks delicious though! Jam is also amazing as a spread for scones, toast, or waffles. What would you eat this jam with? Figs freeze wonderfully! I'm a culinary school graduate sharing easy, healthy recipes rich in seasonal produce and whole foods. Can’t wait to try this next fig season. Thank you! Most of what my family prefers is smooth, so we use this process quite often. Just defrost and peel (or peel and defrost) and they are as delicious as the day they were frozen!!! I’m glad to hear that you enjoy this recipe as much as I do Paula! Thank you for this recipe. Combine figs, honey, water, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Jam will set when the mixture reaches 220 degrees â you can use a candy or â¦ I’ve never seen a fig before or cooked with one. So while I don’t hate you for having a great hook up, I am super jealous! Kindly share your suggestions. So I thought I would share my simple recipe for making this delightful spread so you can try it too. It should be fine baking the jars beforehand and boiling the lids — simply follow the instructions from a reputable source and you’ll be good to go! Can’t wait to make this jam! Hi Celeste! I halfed my figs. I understand that the sweetener is the main preservative in jam. Some figs are lighter which could result in a more yellow colored jam. I never saw them again. Fig season in the South is so short and the fruit is so perishable that there should be a special holiday dedicated to enjoying this luscious, syrupy summertime treat. You’re so welcome and I hope you love the jam as much as we do! The Best Fig Jam Dessert Recipes on Yummly | Mango Mousse With Fig Jam, Fig Jam Turnovers With Almond Topping, Dessert Pizza â Gorgonzola, Grilled Pear And Fig Jam ... fig preserves, honey, sweetened coconut flakes, salted butter and 4 more. Ok, well maybe I’m just hating you a teeny tiny bit. Hello! I mean, this jam seriously looks SO gorgeous, Marcie! Can this be made without any sweetener? If you donât want to use honey, you can substitute sugar. Thanks so much for the recipe! So what does a person do when they come home with 6-8 pounds of fresh figs? This post may contain affiliate links. Beautiful photography! Love this small batch jam – I don’t have any desire really to can so this is perfect for me! Place the figs, sugar, honey, and lemon juice in a sauce pan over medium high heat. It looks like the perfect spread. Thank you so much! Would love to keep it longer than a month. Hi Vanessa! I’ve never tried that variety, but I have to think that as long as they’re sweet and nice and ripe that they would be great. Hope that helps! I hope you’re able to score some, Trish — this jam is so easy! . My grandma had a massive fig tree in her back field. Getting fresh ripe figs in Massachusetts is a rare thing, but I have dried figs I’d love to use. Check out infused honey for optional flavors â¦ Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. At this â¦ We use figs as the base for ALL of our different “butters” (eg. And no pectin to boot!!! Maybe its because of the use of honey. I stock-piled a few ripe figs in the fridge for some Fig prosciutto pizza, and the others that need to ripen a bit more are hanging out on the counter. Easy Pizza Pancakes Appetizer or Dinner Idea, Filed Under: Appetizer, Recipe, Side Dish. Chop the figs and set aside. Unfortunately they are super hard to find where I live. This delightful jam is wonderful drizzled on all sorts of desserts - pound cake, ice cream - right down to a simple piece of toast. I added a few tablespoons of water as needed when it got too sticky or I felt like it was going to burn, and a little lemon zest as well. Thanks so much! I cannot wait to spread this on everything. I’m in love with this jam right now and putting it on as many things as I can! Hi Kelly! Hi Megan! I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using our links. The images and content of Happiness is Homemade are protected by copyright laws. . I will be getting a ton soon and am going to give that a shot. Pinning! Thank you for your feedback and I hope you enjoy the jam! . Hi! . Thanks so much, and hope you’re having fun in school! Lovely! Cheers! black mission or brown turkey figs, stemmed and quartered, 1/2 cup honey (or sub with the same amount of sugar). . If the jam is too thin and the line runs back together, continue to boil for another 5 minutes before testing again. I have what I think are Adriatic figs (light green outsides, bright red/pink insides). Place the figs, sugar, honey, and lemon juice in a large sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat, stirring to combine as the sugar melts. I was looking for something using honey and possibly coconut sugar and your recipe is perfect!!! . Thanks for the memory! Thank you so much, and the jars are Weck brand in the 1/2 liter size. haha Hope you give it a try, Jamie! Add the chopped figs and a pinch of salt, bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until thickened. This is the way I make jam — no canning or pectin! I’ve never tried freezing it, so I can’t say for sure, but I don’t see why not since jam (in general) is freezable! For something a bit flowery and highly aromatic, the combination of figs with cinnamon, honey, and orange fills the bill.
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