So, yeah. I’m making Fig Jam. And I have no idea what I am doing. I have never ate a fig. I have never touched a fig. The only figgy anything I remember is Fig Newtons and that has been YEARS ago. But apparently I’m getting some kind of reputation as a jam/jelly/preserve maker and my uncle’s stepdad LOVES Fig Jam. He is also diabetic. The Fig Jam recipe I have in my trusted book calls for 6 cups of sugar.
Do you see the hurdles I am facing people?
I am so totally winging it, so here’s hoping!
Here is what I did.
8 cups of chopped figs (this doubles my recipe)
4 cups of sugar (this is about 1/3 of what my recipe called for)
1 cup of lemon juice
A dash of cinnamon
2 packs of no sugar needed Sure-Jell Pectin
So. I chopped up all those figs. I put them in the pot with the lemon and 1 cup of sugar and I let it sit for about 10 minutes, but stirring occasionally. Then I put the pot on the stove on medium low and let it simmer for awhile. Like, QUITE awhile. Probably 40 minutes. Oh, and stir, stir, stir!! Then I turned it up to medium high. I added the rest of the sugar. Once it got to a decent boil, I added the pectin and the dash of cinnamon. Once it was to a rolling boil, I let it boil for 1 minute.
Then I took it off the heat for 5 minutes, to let it cool, still stirring every once in awhile. I put it in the jars and did a water bath. Since I used pint jars, I let it boil for 15 minutes. We’ll see how he likes it, I just hope it tastes okay!
Obviously, daughter isn’t too sure! LOL
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