Our fig tree is out of control. There are figs everywhere and more coming in. Every morning I walk outside and see overripe figs that have fallen off the tree and are smooshed everywhere.
I couldn’t bear to see them go to waste.
Having never made anything with figs before I thought I’d start easy and make some jam. I picked 12 large very ripe figs… so ripe I could’ve squished them with my hands. But I didn’t
To make the jam you want about a pound of figs or 10-12 large ones and cut them into wedges.
In a medium saucepan, combine water and a little sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Next you want to add the figs, the zest of half a lemon, and the juice of one lemon.
Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for one hour, stirring often.
Let cool and store in an airtight container.
I have been eating this jam with everything! Toast, peanut butter, cheese, crackers… anything. An added bonus is how easy it is to make.
The jam will last about 2 wks in the refrigerator.
Oh, one more thing…
I want to send a big congrats to my dear friend Becky who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last night!! CONGRATS BECKY!!
Easy Fig Jam
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- juice of one lemon
- about 12 large figs, cut into wedges
In a large saucepan, bring combine water & sugar. Bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Add figs, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 1 hour, stirring often.
One jam has thickened, let cool and store in airtight container. Jam will last about 2 wks in the fridge.