Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fig Ginger Jam Recipe - Guest Post

There has been some interest in the Fig Ginger Jam I mentioned the other day so I got my mom to do a guest post to give out the recipe. Enjoy:

(image from eatingoutloud.com)

"I have used this recipe several times and the results always come out well. When you have a fig tree you always have more fresh figs than you can eat and this is a good way to put them up for use later in the year.

What you will need: 2 quarts chopped fresh figs, 3/4 cup water, 6 cups sugar, 1/8 cup graded ginger, 1/4 cup lemon juice
To prepare figs: Pour boiling water over figs, let stand 10 minutes, Drain, stem and chop figs.
To make Jam: Sterilize canning jars. Measure and add 3/4 cup water and sugar to figs. Slowly bring to a boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly until thick. Add ginger, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add lemon juice and cook 1 minute longer. Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath or steam bath caner.



  1. Sounds delish, from the point of view of satisfied human groups that are permitted to exist nicely.

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this. I love figs and will have to try this out!

  3. I made a batch - got four and a half pints of jam out of it, and it is great - thinking of using some of it to glaze a pork-chop :).

  4. Wow...never tried fig jam....sounds mighty tasty!

  5. That sounds so tasty!

    what would we do without mom's and their tasty tasty knowledge?