My dear neighbor gave me 20 figs from her fig tree. I knew it was time to make some fig jam! It’s easy to make and full of all natural ingredients. Perfect for a farm to table (or yard to table) treat!
I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of figs. They are so exotic and such a treat. But how many of you can honestly say you have 2 or 3 go-to recipes using figs? I rest my case.
These are the same neighbors that helped me with the bamboo for the ladybug hotel. One day I noticed a bag of fresh figs hanging on my door. Oh how I love these neighbors!
I knew I needed a good recipe or two. Of course my first stop was Pinterest. Pretty much every fig recipe out there starts with a base, and that is fig jam.
I needed more figs than what they dropped off, so when I emailed them a thank you and… hey can I have some more? They were gracious enough to give me more. #bestneighborsever
We have a fig tree in our backyard. It’s 5 years old, and it’s starting to bear fruit. The fruit is small, and not very plentiful. I know it takes a few years for fig trees to grow and yield fruit, and also I understand it depends on the location that some fig trees just go nuts. But for now… I’m good with freeloading off my neighbor.
Figs are naturally sweet, but I still wanted to add a little extra sweetness with the honey. If you are vegan, you could always substitute with 1/8 to 1/4 cup organic cane sugar. Just enough to make it the perfect sweetness without going overboard on the sugar.
Additionally, the bourbon is optional, but it adds a little extra zing, and don’t worry, the alcohol cooks out.
If you like chunky jam, you are all set. If you want it smoother, then add your ingredients to your Nutri Ninja or blender after it as cooked and cooled a bit and give it a quick pulse.
Homemade Fig Jam Recipe
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Love, hugs, and bring us some figgy pudding.
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