If you love figs and can’t get enough, this fig jam is a very good dish to use them in. All you need is figs, an oven, sugar, and lemon juice.
Don’t worry if an oven isn’t available though, we’ll give you tips on how to make this process as easy as possible. Let’s get jamming!
This Oven-Baked Fig Jam Will Be Your New Favorite
First, let’s start with the central ingredient. Bring out the figs!
Figs are an amazing fruit, high in fiber, but also rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
While figs are considered healthy food, once they go bad, they can be rather unpleasant. Instead, why not make a tasty fig jam?
Time to bake!
To prepare the figs, you will need to arrange them in a Dutch oven or a deep baking pan. Cut the figs in half and add the sugar and water.
Then, bake them for about an hour and a half at 350 degrees F (176 degrees Celsius). Once the figs are soft and syrup-like, remove them from the oven.
Alternatively, if you don’t have an oven, you can simmer the figs until they are soft and liquid.
Let the jam begin!
Once your figs are ready, add the lemon juice, then check out this step-by-step walk-through of how to properly can your jam into jars without risking food poisoning.
Your sanitized jam can last up to 1 month in the fridge.
Now it’s time to use your fig jam wisely and make a yummy snack that is also very healthy, and it doesn’t even take much effort!
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Ripe Fig Jam
2 lbs (900 g) ripe figs
2 cups (256 g) sugar
1 1/2 (360 ml) cups water
2 tbsp lemon juice
- Cut the larger figs in half, then place them in a dutch oven. Add water and sugar, then stir.
- Bake the figs at 350 °F (approx. 170 °C) for an hour and a half. Don’t stir.
- To check for readiness, drop a tiny amount of syrup in a cup of cold water, the syrup should reach the bottom without dissolving, otherwise, bake it a little longer.
- Take it out of the oven and add the lemon juice. Transfer into hot jars.
- Follow this simple step-by-step guide to finish the canning process.
- Once cooled, enjoy your jam as needed.