how to make the best homemade fig jam

In the middle of summer, the new fig harvest is already appearing on our plates. And if the fact of tasting it directly already tickles the palate, the idea of ​​preserving the taste of this sun-drenched fruit tempts us even more. Excel in the preparation of fig jam thanks to our gourmet and super simple summer recipes to make at home. This is how to prepare the best sweet complement to your sandwiches, foie gras, pancakes, yoghurt and other appetizers, sweet and savory recipes.

Several recipes for successful fig jam

Ingredients :

  • 1 1/5 kg black figs, washed, stemmed and quartered
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon (juice + grated zest)

The necessary ingredients

homemade fig jam with sugar and lemon juice ingredients

Preparation :

  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the figs, sugar, lemon juice and zest.
  2. Heat over medium-low heat and bring to a boil. Stir constantly.
  3. However, prepare the glass jam jars and lids. Put the jam jars in a pot half filled with boiling water. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and keep the jars in the water.
  4. Put water in another saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low and add the lids of the jars. Store in hot water until ready to use, but do not boil.
  5. After the figs have been cooked for an hour, attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan, making sure its tip is not touching the bottom. Continue to simmer, stirring, until the mixture thickens. When the mixture becomes thick enough, start stirring constantly to avoid burning it.
  6. Cook until 104 ºC is reached and remove from heat. Or, test in a small frozen plate for a few minutes. To do this, put a small amount of jam on the plate to cool and return to the fridge for one minute.
  7. When a good degree of frost is reached, test if the jam freezes. If so, your jam is ready.
  8. Fill the jars with the jam mixture, leaving the 1.5 above the jar free. Run a damp towel around the rim of the glass jars. Fit and screw the cover in place.
  9. Store the pots on a rack, in the water inside the pot. Then, fill the pot with boiling water so that it exceeds the lids by 5-6 cm. Bring to the boil for about ten minutes.
  10. Using jar tongs, remove the jars from the water and place a clean towel or work surface over them. Listen for a snap – the indicator of a good seal. Tighten the rings.
  11. Let the jars rest at room temperature and store in a cool, dry place.

Mix the figs with sugar and lemon

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Treat jars and lids

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wash sterilize the lids of the glass jars for the jam recipe

Make the jam

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Check the consistency

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To boil

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So !

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Ingredients :

  • 1 1/2 cups merlot or other fruity wine
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 500g finely chopped figs
  • 3 tablespoons of pectin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cup organic cane sugar

Version of fresh fig jam with rosemary and wine

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Preparation :

  1. Bring the wine with the rosemary to a boil in a small stainless steel or enamel saucepan.
  2. Turn off the heat, cover and let steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Pass the wine through a fine sieve and drain into a stainless steel or enamel pan.
  4. Remove rosemary and stir in figs, pectin and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a full boil and boil for one minute. Remove from fire.
  5. Skim off the foam, if necessary, and pour the hot jam into a hot jar, leaving half a centimeter free at the top. Remove air bubbles, wipe rim of jar.
  6. Place the lid on and seal. Then, store the pot in a pot of boiling water.
  7. Repeat until all jars are filled. Let boil for ten minutes. Then remove from heat and let cool. Store in a cold, dry place.

And here’s how to do it step by step

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Green fig jam recipe idea

Ingredients :

  • 1 1/5 kg of fresh figs
  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 vanilla pod

Green fig jam recipe

homemade green fig jam recipe with vanilla and lemon

Preparation :

  1. Start by removing the tail and the ostiole of the fig. Then cut into wedges.
  2. Place the figs inside a large non-reactive saucepan and add the sugar. Stir and let the figs macerate for about 30 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat to medium and add the lemon juice, salt, vanilla seeds and the pod itself.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil. Then, lower the heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer.
  5. Crush the figs using a potato masher so that the mixture becomes more homogeneous.
  6. Let the mixture simmer, while stirring regularly, for 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until the consistency approaches that of jam. The preparation time will depend on the juiciness of the figs and the power of your pan.
  7. Optional: remove large pieces of skin
  8. Turn off the heat and divide into jars of jam.
  9. Leave to cool and once cooled, place the jam inside a fridge to store for up to 3 months.

What a delight !

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Sugar-free fig jam recipe for your slimming diet

Ingredients :

  • 450g fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

And finally, how to make fig jam without sugar

recipe for a fig jam without sugar coconut sugar and honey

Preparation :

  1. Wash and hull the figs.
  2. Place the figs in a food processor or blender with water. Blend until almost smooth, but still retain a few chunks.
  3. Place mashed figs in a medium saucepan and add honey, coconut sugar, lemon juice, salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for two minutes, stirring regularly.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is half reduced.
  5. During the last 1-2 minutes, add the vanilla and stir.
  6. Leave the fig jam to cool before serving or store in glass jars.

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