Homemade Fig Jam

There’s something magical about fruit trees. In our experience, which admittedly is very little, they don’t require much work and reap many benefits. Our fig tree produced a great harvest, more than either of us expected between early August and mid-October. In case you missed our other recipes, we had a lot of fun creating Chicken and Fig Tagine, Cider-Braised Boneless Short Ribs with Figs, Arugula and Fresh Fig Salad, and Fig Coconut Yogurt.

Today, even though we’re away on vacation, we bring you another fig recipe: homemade fig jam. It is great on rice crackers; you might also enjoy it with a soft cheese like brie (if you can tolerate high-quality dairy) or Kite Hill almond-based Cream Cheese Style Spread. Brent’s mom used it with almond butter on sprouted bread (a new twist on PB&J!) and plans to use it instead of store-bought fruit spread in her Linzer cookies for Christmas. Whether you have your own fig tree or find them at the store, we hope you’ll enjoy making and eating this fig jam or any of our other fig recipes. Let us know what you decide to do—we would love to hear from you!

Ingredients
2 lbs fresh figs, quartered
1/4 C water
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice

Method

Stew figs with water in a medium-sized pot over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring and mashing regularly.

Finish by stirring in nutmeg and lemon juice.

Use as an appetizer or dessert ingredient, or however else you might use jam.

Homemade Fig Jam Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

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Homemade Fig Jam

  • Servings: 20-30
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
2 lbs fresh figs, quartered
1/4 C water
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice

Method

  1. Stew figs with water in a medium-sized pot over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring and mashing regularly.
  2. Finish by stirring in nutmeg and lemon juice.
  3. Use as an appetizer or dessert ingredient, or however else you might use jam.

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