Fig jam spread onto white bread

Fig jam

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins plus cooling

Easy

Makes 2 x 500ml jars

Give the gift of homemade fig jam to family and friends. It's the perfect partner to a fresh loaf at breakfast time, or try swirled into natural yogurt

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per tbsp

  • kcal49
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre1g
  • protein0.4g
  • salt0.02g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg ripe figs, quartered
    Fig

    Fig

    fig

    Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…

  • 1 large orange, zested
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 400g granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced, plus strips of zest, to serve (optional)
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Put the figs and 150ml water in a large heavy based saucepan. Bring to a simmer and gently bubble for 5 mins or until the figs have softened and released their juices. Add the orange zest, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring regularly for around 5-7 mins or until thick, skimming off any skum that rises to the surface. Remove from the heat and leave to sit for 10 mins.

  2. Ladle the mixture into sterilised jars. Seal with the lids and leave to cool completely. Will keep for six months unopened and 2 weeks in the fridge once opened. 

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