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Fig Jam

Submitted by: sam sigston
This recipe is in categories Side dishes, Vegetarian,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 4
Comments: Boiling up jam and sterilizing jars need great care as the chances of getting burnt could be high, if you are careless.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Number of servings: Many
Serving suggestions: On toast or sandwiches

A simple and tasty jam.  Figs are a very healthy and delicious fruit and home made jam is generally much healthier than shop bought, as there are no additives. Sugar is a necessary ingredient to preserve the jam, but does mean one should only eat it in moderation.


Making and cooking it
  1. Chop up figs
  2. Add sugar, spices, juice and zest
  3. Cover with a tea towel and leave for 2 hours
  4. Transfer to a large pan and bring to the boil
  5. Stir until sugar has absorbed
  6. Boil for 30 minutes
  7. When set pour into sterilised jars
  8. Seal, cool and label the jars
  9. Once opened eat within 4 weeks