Traditional Fig Jam Recipe

If you find yourself looking at a plate of figs in the refrigerator, turn to this old favorite Traditional Fig Jam recipe.


| September/October 2010


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Figs are a versatile fruit. Use this Traditional Fig Jam recipe once, and you'll be hooked. The ancient Romans cultivated fig trees for fresh fruit. Figs have been celebrated in song, “Bring us some figgy pudding…,” and the Fig Newton is an ever-popular cookie.

Traditional Fig Jam

6 cups figs, crushed and chopped
2 lemons
1 cup water
1 box powdered pectin
8 cups sugar

Place chopped figs into large pan.



Zest one lemon; cut and squeeze it to make 1/2-cup juice. Slice second lemon (including rind) into 1/8-inch-thick slices and cut to form 8 triangles.

Add lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon slices to figs. Stir water and pectin into fig mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.







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