Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fig and Honey Jam



Every once in a while, we become obsessed with a particular type of food. One year, it was ginger. A few months ago, it was Spanish sausage. Now, our new obsession are figs. It all started in May when we went to Paris. We had a connecting flight in Canada and had a sandwich at the airport that had fig jam, apples and brie cheese. Ever since then, we have been wanting to make our own fig jam but with a twist, of course! Our stamp on this recipe is using honey instead of sugar. You could spread this jam on sandwiches, crackers, bread, soft cheeses, etc. This thick and tasty jam makes a wonderful gift as well!

Ingredients:

2 16 oz. packages of figs
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/3 cup of water
1/3 cup of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Kitchen Essentials:

Large pot
Stove
Measuring cups and spoons
Spatula
Emersion blender 

Directions:


Cut the figs into quarters and place in the pot. Next, add the water, honey and lemon juice over the figs. 



Turn the heat on to medium and allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes while frequently stirring. 



When the figs are soft, remove the pot from the stove and blend the ingredients with an emersion blender. Be careful to not burn yourself while blending. If you do not have an emersion blender, place the mixture in a food processor and pulse until smooth. 



Once the mixture is smooth, place the pot back on the stove. Continue to mix with a spatula until the the jam thickens. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and mix. You can either can it in a ball jar or refrigerate for up to a week. The jam is ready to eat when cooled. 



40 comments:

  1. This jam of fresh figs and honey looks simply amazing.

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  2. This looks amazing.Your jam is different from our fig jam.I will try yours.Bon appetiet..

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  3. A divine jam! That combination is awesome.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. I can imagine how sweet this jam is.. :) yummy!

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  5. Oooh! I just adore anything figgy. Your jam truly looks divine, you two! I cannot wait to try this. Thanks ever so much for sharing!

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  6. Now I'm craving a brie sandwich with fig jam! This would be a fantastic holiday gift for my friends.

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  7. What a wonderful idea - a sandwich with fig jam, apples and brie - and your recipe looks fabulous, great color!

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  8. This jam looks fabulous! Never thought fig jam could look this droolworthy :)

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  9. What an amazing jam blend you got here, loving the figs!

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  10. I'm very into fig butter right now. It's my "jam" of choice

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  11. My dad is obsessed with figs. He would go NUTS for this jam!

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  12. I adore homemade jam and spreads. Your fig and honey jam looks scrumptious! And they certainly make the perfect homemade gifts too.

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  13. The jam looks really good. It's a pity we don't get much fresh figs over here. We use dried ones to make soup quite commonly though.

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  14. I'm the same way, I get on a kick and then can't get off for a while. Figs are a wonderful thing to be "stuck" on! And your jam sounds wonderful!

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  15. if canning how long will it keep and can it be done in a water bath. looks soooo good

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  16. The fig jam with honey...double delicious!

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  17. Hi Mrs. P, your fig jam look awesome. I imaging licking a spoonful of the jam now. :))

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  18. I adore making my own jam! I haven't made fig jam yet (this sounds AMAZING!) but would love to! And that emersion blender is on my Christmas list for sure!

    xx Kait | ChickadeeSays | ChickadeeSays Bloglovin

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