Looking for easy recipes for preserving figs

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  1. pmurphy

    pmurphy Active Member

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    I have an Italian Honey Fig - Ficus Carica "Lattarula" - and this year's second crop looks like its going to be a bumper crop. We can't eat them fast enough and they don't last long once picked so I wondering if anyone out there has any good recipes for making jams / jellies or simply preserving them for future use.

    Thanks.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I've never cooked with figs, but a jam I buy from my local farmers market lists the ingredients as figs, sugar, water, lemon juice and chopped walnuts. It would be wonderful to serve at or take to a party, spread over brie cheese.
     
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    Thanks, the walnuts sound like a tasty additive
     
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    We always make Fig Jam with walnut and sesame seed. We make it with the whole figs or cut up ones (smooth). They both taste amazing :)
     
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    Tarman61, do you have a particular recipe?
     
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    Yes, I do but I don't follow the Recipe especially the sugar part. I will post the recipe here as soon as I can if it is OK to post here.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    If it's your recipe, it's fine to post. If it's from the internet and there isn't something that says you may not post it, I would think it is ok if you credit the source and provide the link.
     
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    This is the recipe my family used for a long time .

    This recipe works for fresh whole figs (Ripe but firm) or chopped very ripe and soft figs (Peeled or Unpeeled figs)

    Ingredients

    Figs: 2 lbs - Fresh, washed and dried

    Sugar: 1 ¼ Cup

    Lemon Juice: 2 Tbsp.

    Water: 1 Cup

    Salt: 1/4 Tsp

    Ground Anise Seeds: 1/2 Tsp

    Walnuts: 1 Cup - Chopped.

    Slightly Roasted Sesame seeds: 3 Tbsp.

    For added flavor and aroma 1 Tsp Rose water or Vanilla extract

    Directions

    - Begin by gently mixing the sugar and the water in a pot on medium heat. Make sure the water does not splash on the sides of the pot and become sugar.

    - You can keep the figs as whole or chop them into quarters.

    - Gently stir the mixture for 8 to 10 minutes until sugar is dissolved.

    - Add lemon juice and stir for another minute (medium high heat)

    - Add Figs and keep on medium heat for another 20 to 30 min. spoon off and discard the white foam forming on top of the mixture

    - After about 20-30 minutes add anise seeds and walnuts

    - Continue to stir for 20 minutes or until the mixture thickens up or becomes less watery

    - Add the Roasted Sesame and stir for another 2 min

    - Spoon into a clean and dry jar, close and allow to cool off at room temp.

    - The jam should last up to 3 months once refrigerated

    Bon appétit
     
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