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.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice
Thanks to my neighbor, for supplying our house with fresh figs.
Here’s my simple recipe:
- 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
- Wash and peel the figs, then roughly chop them. (Peel them the best you can, sometimes they fall apart while you’re doing it.)
- Put the figs in a medium-sized sauce pan with the lemon juice. Bring to a simmer and stir with a wooden spoon.
- 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!