Author Topic: Easy Fig Jam  (Read 18852 times)

Offline achookwoman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17612
    • View Profile
    • Chook woman
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2014, 11:33:17 am »
Looks very nice, Cookie.  I paid $5 for a very small jar of fig jam at the Farmers Market. Must be only jam that I have bought in40+ years.  I bought it because I thought Ral didn't like it and so this might satisfy my longing.  He tasted it and said he liked Fig Jam. 

Offline cookie1

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32802
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2014, 12:09:49 pm »
That's funny.  :D ;D ;D
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Retired-Thermomixer-834601623316983/

Offline Aussie Brenda

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2248
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2014, 12:05:32 am »
I have this on cooking at the moment, I was given some delicious big really ripe figs half a kilo....yum

Offline jeninwa

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2074
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2014, 04:52:34 am »
I've been given enough figs to make half this recipe, should I halve the cooking time?
I child-proofed my house, but they still get in!

Offline Aussie Brenda

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2248
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2014, 09:32:13 am »
My jam is delicious, I cooked it for longer than stated, about 15 mins extra and on 90 degs  it turned out nice and thickish,  the lemon peel was yummy I wish I had put extra in I had Meyer lemons and it was like candied peel. 

Offline djinni373

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1046
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2014, 03:28:11 am »
When I went to make this yummy jam again yesterday I realised that I had halved everything except the sugar in the original post :o :o :o
Have edited now to make everything half quantities. So sorry :-[ :-[ :-[
"Everytime you spend money, you are casting a vote
 for the kind of world you want" Anna Lappe

Offline cookie1

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32802
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2014, 05:27:25 am »
My jam still tastes wonderful.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Retired-Thermomixer-834601623316983/

Offline Delightful Den

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2006
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2014, 12:31:24 pm »
I was given about 2kg of very ripe figs so I made a batch of this tonight. I didn't let it sit overnight I just bunged it in the bowl and cooked it on Veroma for 10 minutes before reducing the heat to 100 and cooking for 40 minutes.

I did use some Jamssetta to make sure it set and I sub out the cinnamon quill for some glace ginger and grated ginger.

I am very happy with the result. I am going to make another batch on the weekend.  :)

Offline cookie1

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32802
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2014, 11:02:18 am »
There's nothing like home made fig jam.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Retired-Thermomixer-834601623316983/

Offline KarenH

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1424
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2014, 08:15:10 pm »
We were also given some beautiful figs, and I have made 2 batches of this jam.  After the cooking time I found it was still runny, and the figs were in big chunks, so I took out the cinnamon, vanilla bean and lemon rind and gave it a whizz on speed 5 for a few seconds.  Then I cooked it another 15 mins at 90 degrees, then another 10 at Varoma.  Turned out gorgeous!  Thanks for a great recipe!
Karen in Adelaide

Offline Delightful Den

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2006
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2014, 12:46:44 pm »
I made another batch of this today.  I think this batch is even better than the last one.  :)

Offline Gertbysea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11465
  • Don't experience life from the cheap seats.
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2014, 01:39:37 pm »
I am green with envy over all your figs. I paid nearly $4 for 2 precious figs. Too expensive to make fig jam.

Gert
Gretchen in Cairns, Australia

Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep. Carl Sandburg.

Offline cookie1

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32802
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2014, 09:07:43 am »
I'd love to make some more jam, but can't get figs cheaply. Oh well. Have to be happy with the Plum and Raspberry jam I made.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Retired-Thermomixer-834601623316983/

Offline jeninwa

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2074
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2016, 04:40:36 am »
OMG this is delicious, I'm not a big fan of jam, (but DH is) if the bowl wasn't so hot I would have licked it clean lol.
a dear friend gave me a bag full of Figs, so I decided to make this lovely jam. Didn't have enough rapadura sugar, added some coconut sugar to make up to required amount. Still have some figs left, might make some more do you think white sugar would be ok.

I cooked for 10 min extra on varoma, word of warning use the steaming basket on top or you will have jam  everywhere.
This made 1 and a half jars plus the spatters lol.
I child-proofed my house, but they still get in!

Offline cookie1

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32802
    • View Profile
Re: Easy Fig Jam
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2016, 10:59:21 am »
I'm sure white sugar would be fine Jeninwa. I now use my Varoma dish on the top instead of the basket. It seems to catch those extra big splatters. I don't put the lid on it of course.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Retired-Thermomixer-834601623316983/