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#15576: Bought some overpriced fig jam and decided I could make some that was better and cheaper.

Posted by: CynUpstateNY at 7:41 pm on Jul 21, 2009

This is the result...and I was right.

Australian Spiced Dried Fig Jam
Small Batch Preserving

8 oz. Dried figs
1 cups water
4 cups sugar
tsp. ground cinnamon
tsp. nutmeg
1 Box dry fruit pectin
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
cup fresh lemon juice- I used a bit more

Combine figs and water and let stand for 8 hours or overnight

Drain figs, reserving liquid. Remove and discard stems and chop fruit finely. Place chopped fruit in a 4- cup liquid measure and add reserved liquid and enough water to bring level to 3 cups.

Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in small bowl. Set aside.

Place fig mixture, pectin, lemon rind and juice in large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add sugar/spice mixture, return to full boil and boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Ladle into sterilized jars (I just wash mine and fill with hot water) and process in BWB for 10 minutes.

Makes 5/ 8 oz. Jars with about 4 oz. Left for sampling.