Dried Fig Jam

The other day while sorting out the pantry, I found some dried figs which I had bought long time back from the store. They were gorgeous and smelled delectable. Dried figs are easy to store and keep well for very long time at room temperatures.

I love to munch on a few dried uncooked figs at breakfasts usually. They are sweet, cooling, nourishing, heavy fruit low in saturated fat and help fight Cancer as they contain many antioxidants. Dried figs are a good laxative, helpful for those with constipation and also helps lower blood cholesterol. It is a good source of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, fibre, copper and vitamin B6 and K. It has some anti-bacterial properties too. However figs should not be had in larger amounts at a time as they increase blood sugar levels quickly and can also cause diarrhoea.

This time I wanted to prepare a jam with these and went on with it. This is a preservelike spread and not a true preserve and must be refrigerated to avoid spoilage, because it contains a higher proportion of fruit to sugar and retain more fruit flavor. The jam was delicious and got prepared in less than an hour. I love the slight crunchy texture due to the seeds in the jam.

Dried Fig Jam

Ingredients:

  • Dried Figs/Anjeer – 250 gms, stems removed and finely chpped
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Citric Acid – 1/4 tp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Water – 500 ml

Method:

  • Add the chopped figs and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, simmer and let it cook covered for 25 minutes until the figs are soft. Remove from heat and keep aside until cool.
  • In a blender container, pour the contents of the saucepan and blend it till pureed.
  • Pour this back into the saucepan and add the sugar, lemon juice, citric acid and let it cook for about 15 more minutes on medium heat or until it reaches a jammy consistency.
  • Pour this into a sterlised dried glass jar with a tight lid and let it cool completely. Refrigerate to store.

Finish the jam within a month in order to avoid spoilage.

Luv,
Mona


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21 Responses to “Dried Fig Jam”

  1. This looks wonderful Mona. I too love dried figs, infact I much prefer dried to fresh. Great post with good info. 🙂

    There is something waiting for you at my blog. 🙂

  2. Of late, I’ve really been enjoying dried fruits. Thanks for yet another idea, as I always have some dried fruit on hand.

  3. Sounds easy and quick! Nice blog:)

  4. I don’t think I’ve had a fig- ever! The jam sounds good.

  5. lovely jam…have never tried doing jam…will surely try out soon

  6. Hi mona, lovely recipe ,as always you bring us something totally new and different !!
    Dried fig jam seems soo good to me ….will surely give it a try!

  7. my figs never last that long. i gobble them up.. but jam would be too good, i am sure!

  8. Mona, you’re fig jam sounds wonderful and it’s great use of dried figs.

  9. I adore figs…your jam looks lovely, mona 🙂

  10. This looks beautiful Mona! and this is one jam that you can even mix in milk to make a nicce cool milkshake:) I think I’m gonna try it, nice way of preserving figs;)

  11. Looks very good! I have something waiting for you at my blog 🙂

  12. Hi Mona…Fig jam looks nice…never heard of it..

  13. what a beautiful photograph!

  14. muslimamom Says:

    love figs though ,I’ve never tasted a jam this flavour…….. 🙂 . Looks yummy….

  15. Hi Mona,
    Can I prepare strawberry jam following the same procedure?
    Priya.

  16. I’m making this as I type! Smells delicious already. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  17. picklin pete Says:

    I make jams,pickles,dried fruit,and fruit botling as a hobby.I have four families ( my sons) and have pleasure in sharing my produce with them.I have a small garden that is very productive and use the outside walls to support an espalier system growing individualy in large pots I have 16 different types of fruit trees. all of my garden is watered useing a bore so no drain on our very short main water supply. fresh figs are very expensive in the local shops and my wife and I eat our fresh figs as they ripen so i thought i have made dried apricot jam why not try dried fig jam so thankyou for your recipe i intend to make some this weekend regards picklin pete

  18. Just made this jam for the first time today and it is wonderful!

  19. If you process it in a water bath can you keep at room temp? Or it still needs refrigeration?
    Thanks!

    JKM, I store all the homemade jams and jellies in the refrigerator just to be on the safe side.

  20. So, I made it this past weekend. And I processed it in a Hot-Water-Bath — and the results were amazing! It is sooo delish (served it at a dinner party with the cheese course – goes amazing with chevre). And the water bath worked and it can totally stay at room temp when sealed. Thanks for a great recipe! So Good!

  21. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve been wanting to use some sort of home-made fig “jam” as a filling for cookies, but all the recipes I’ve seen so far called for red wine, apple juice, or orange juice which I feel will mask the flavor of the figs. I can’t wait to make this.

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