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Fig Jam

Confiture de Figue

Fig Jam

Once again my fig tree has blessed us with gorgeous ripe figs! I look forward to making fig jam every year with the harvest.

Homemade jam is pretty easy to make, it's just fruit and a bit of sugar or pure honey. You don't really need to do a 1 to 1 portions (fruit to sweet ). I added just a minimal amount of honey and the rest is just ripe figs.

50 ripe figs

3/4 c lavender honey

Juice from one lemon

Bring the fig and honey to a boil over the stove in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Let it boil and thicken for about 45 minutes. Stirring and mashing the figs as you go. I like some of them to remain whole as it makes a chunkier jam.

Fill your jars when the fruit is still quite hot 3/4 way up then after a few minutes the rest of the way - this helps temper the glass and avoids breakage. Add a bit of lemon juice to the top before closing. Close the jam jars and pop into boiling water to seal and sterilize.

Voila - jam for your entire year! It's that easy:)

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