Fig Jam

Fresh figs are peeled and combined with the good stuff to make a delicious toast-topper.

Begin with about a dozen fresh figs. They should be a gorgeous purple and quite plump. Some may even have ripping skin from all the ripe fruit inside; those are the best.

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Sugar, spice, and everything nice

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Thanks to my neighbor, for supplying our house with fresh figs.

Here’s my simple recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Dozen fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • (depending on the sweetness of the figs) if they’re sour, 3/4 sugar. If they’re sweet, 1/4 cup sugar
  1. Wash and peel the figs, then roughly chop them. (Peel them the best you can, sometimes they fall apart while you’re doing it.)
  2. Put the figs in a medium-sized sauce pan with the lemon juice. Bring to a simmer and stir with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the sugar and cinnamon, stir until blended. Keep the jam at a simmer until the sugar is disolved and the taste is to your liking. Enjoy!

Store in an air-tight container or maison jar in the fridge. Enjoy on bagels, toast, or use it as a pie filling!

xoxo lemonsweetie

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