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Easy Fig Jam
« on: January 27, 2014, 10:39:16 pm »
Easy Fig Jam

Since I discovered figs, I have made quite a few fig jams looking for one I liked. Well I donít just like this one I love it! And itís easy.
I halved the original recipe and got one largish jar of beautiful jam with soft fig pieces through it. I think this is what I did (forgot to make notes - still getting used to cooking with my iPad ;D)

Ingredients
500g ripe figs
250g rapadura (changed from 450g)

1 small vanilla bean, split
half a cinnamon quill

Pared rind (all in one piece if you can) and juice of 1 small lemon

Method
Place all ingredients in a glass bowl, cover and stand overnight at room temperature.
Next day put in tmx and bring to the boil. 4 min/varoma/speed 1/reverse MC off.
Scrape down sides and cook for about 40 min/80 degrees/speed 1/reverse MC off.
Take out the vanilla bean, cinnamon quill and lemon rind and seal in sterilised jars.

Notes
  • This jam is thinnish so if you like it thicker you may need to cook longer.
  • Since I needed just one jar I sterilized it in the microwave: Half fill clean jar with water, zap on high for 2 mins, rest the lid on top and let sit for a few minutes. Remove hot jar and lid (I use silicon gloves to avoid burns) empty, then fill with jam.

Original recipe is from Taste

« Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 03:24:48 am by djinni373 »
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 07:01:03 am »
I love fig jam. When I saw the title of this post I wondered how your fig tree could be producing so quickly. I saw figs this morning for $6.99 kilo. Now I wish I had bought some.  :'(
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 07:57:20 am »
Sounds great, I love figs but have never had fig jam.

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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 09:07:22 am »
Sounds great, I love figs but have never had fig jam.
Me too Wonder.I might just have to try this. ;D
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 10:10:43 am »
I hated it as a kid but I'm sure I would like it now that my taste has finally matured  ;)
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 07:24:16 am »
Especially if you made it yourself Judy.
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 12:33:25 pm »
There's that too Cookie.  Anything you make yourself does tend to taste nicer.
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 06:42:56 pm »
Djinni, this looks very nice.  I love fig jam but have never made it.  My Granny made it and added preserved ginger.  I am wondering if it could be made from dried figs.  Might give it a go. Thanks for the for the recipe.

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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 06:27:49 am »
Chookie I was looking at a cake recipe today that used fresh figs. It mentioned that you could use dried figs if you soaked them for an hour. For the cake they suggested soaking them in a syrupy wine! I'm not sure how it would go for jam.

I've just checked the recipe and it says use hot water or the wine and soak for a couple of hours.
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2014, 09:29:52 pm »
Thanks Cookie,  I will give fit a go. 

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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 07:12:52 am »
I have this soaking to make up tomorrow. I think it is going to be delicious.
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2014, 09:42:20 pm »
Cookie,  are you using fried Figs?

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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014, 12:59:59 am »
No Chookie I picked up a kilo of fresh ones for $7 which I thought was good. They are only small but taste nice. I soaked it yesterday and am about to make it now.
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2014, 09:09:45 am »
My delicious Fig Jam. It made two large jars.
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Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2014, 09:16:13 am »
Looks good Cookie 8)
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