Several days ago I was at our local Sprouts and came across these beautiful fresh figs. They begged me to take them home with me and so I happily loaded them up in my basket and brought them home. I have been waiting patiently for months until fig season to make a recipe I found with white bean puree, leeks and figs..... you'll have to wait for the post. ;-) Mmmmmmm.
Anyway, I didn't realize that fresh figs were so very delicate and only were happy for a couple of days. I wasn't quite ready to make my recipe, my rosemary filone dough was still fermenting. The thought of wasting such a beautiful fruit breaks my heart, so I came up with this super easy recipe. Fig Jam. This literally took me 3 minutes to make!!!
For the Fresh Fig No-Bake Jam
You Will Need:
4 cups stemmed ripe figs (about 3 pounds)
1 cup Raw sugar or 3/4 cup Agave Nectar
3 ounces No Bake Pectin Granules
Gently Wash and Chop figs by hand. In a large bowl, combine sugar and pectin. Add figs, stir and smush with a whisk until it becomes jammy. ;-)
Store in an airtight glass container and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Use on toast, bagels, yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal etc.
* I save my applesauce and tomato jars and re-use them for jams, tea, pasta, beans etc.
Yields: 3 pint jars
click here for my Everything About Figs post