DEVINE!!! I never thought I would find fresh figs in my area, (and I wasn't prepared to go to Vancouver just for figs!!) but didn't Costco just have them!! What a find!! I got a flat of 24 and it was just under 2 lb. So, I cut the recipe in half and used dried figs to make up the difference. This produced 8 - 125 mL jars. I used my stick blender to mash down the large chunks of figs. The only thing I would recommend is that when you get fresh figs, use them up fast. I got mine yesterday and they were already going soft (and they were refrigerated) I found that using my canner, especially for little jars, that they got "lost" on the canning rack, so I washed small white pebbles (the ones you get at a garden store), placed them in an old stock pot, filled the pot half way up the jars and processed for 10 minutes. The jars stayed in place and worked like a charm. My good friend from Montreal was visiting and had introduced me to this jam last month. He made a "stupid simple" appitizer of toasted baguette, some pate, goat cheese and the jam on top. It was so simple, but had an incredible taste!!! I have never heard so many collective groans together. This almost became our supper...it was that good! I an not normally a "toast and jam" person....but I would definately make this just to use as an appitizer! This recipe is so worth trying!!!
Although I was familiar with canning from watching my mother make grape jelly when I was a child, this was my first canning experience! I used cognac in my fig jam recipe and I took a little shortcut by processing the figs, sugar, lemon peel, and cognac in the food processor before letting it sit for an hour. Everyone who tried my result was quite impressed. Thanks for posting!
I really like this. My Texas Everbearing is giving me a bumper crop this spring, so am trying several recipes. I did a taste test with a neighbor this morning and he MUCH prefered this to the other fig jam I made. I think it is the combination of lemon, brandy and a little salt that make this recipe POP!
My favourite recipe. Perfect consistency, great flavour.
Fantastic! I love fresh figs (and I also love brandy)! I use fig jam in some recipes and always have a hard time finding it, so this really solves that problem. I will have plenty on hand. This would make a great hostess or holiday gift as well, because it really is special. Thanks for posting this! Made for Everyday's a Holiday Tag Game.
Excellent jam. Cooked it for about an hour, and it made 8 cups of jam, not 6. Nice and thick.