As most of you know by now, we have a huge fig tree in our walled garden at our house. I picked many figs that morning & needed to use them up. So, I invented this quick easy healthy vanilla fig jam. The vanilla flavour goes so well with the ripe figs. And here are the 4 ingredients:
And here is the end product in cool small jars:
Recipe: For 2 x 212 ml jars & a little bit of jam extra
671 gr ( 5 cups) fresh figs, cleaned, stems of the figs removed, each cut up into 4
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon home-made vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125 ml) light organic agave
- Place 4 ingredients into a fitted cooking pot & bring to the boil, stirring often. When the figs begin to boil, with help of a wooden spoon, break down the figs & their skin, to release the pectin in the figs. Sir often to prevent burning of the agave. Lower the heat if you need to.
- At the same time, boil your jam pots & lids, for 10 minutes in boiling water & see that they are totally submerged into the boiling water. This way you sterilize your jars & lids & that is what we want.
- Your figs will start to break down further & further, keep on stirring! After 20-25 minutes, your jam is darker in colour, the figs have been broken down & the jam tastes amazing! Now, your jam is ready. Check it all out here:
4. Carefully, take your boiled jars & lids out of the boiling water with help of tongs, carefully not to burn yourself, okay? Place them onto a clean kitchen towel & with help of a small spoon or ladle, fill your jam pots until nearly full. Screw the warm lid firm on & place them upside down to make them completely vacuüm. Leave them like that overnight. The next day, turn them over & label them. Now, you see that the pots are vacuüm. Store them in a dark cupboard for later enjoyment through the year. I made jam with still fig pieces in it, I didn’t mash all of my figs otherwise you end up with many pits & no chunks. I don’t want that at all! Enjoy smeared on a good bread roll, a slice of bread with butter & this tasty fig jam! This is also good enjoyed with some harder cheeses.🙂
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You might like this healthy fig chutney, I made using fresh figs & dried one’s:
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