fig jam



This weekend why not celebrate both the oncoming football season and the delicious fresh figs currently on offer in a nona's garden near you... maybe you get to know your neighbors and trade a jar of the finished product in exchange for the raw ingredients?
We made a batch of fig jam (with sesame seeds) with the fruit from the in-laws tree...
and here's the recipe courtesy of the fabulous online recipe book - epicurious

1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
2 lb firm ripe fresh figs
zest from one lemon
juice from one lemon
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted

simmer sugar sns water in a large heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. gently stir in figs, zest and lemon juice and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thick and syrupy (usually takes between 1 3/4 and 2 hours). Gently stir in sesame seeds.

Jam will keep covered and chilled in the fridge for 1 month.
makes about 3 1/2 cups.


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