Wonderful flavors! Served with cheese and crackers, so good!
This is a really complex jam! Orange on the front, and a gentle aftertaste of pepper on the end. I didn't have pectin, so I made do without, just cooked for a little longer to reduce and gel. It's really wonderful. Maybe a little sweeter than I wanted, but I think that's just because the figs on my tree were incredibly ripe at the time. Might try with less sugar next time. My only complaint is that I can't taste the rosemary enough. I might add more next time.
I really liked this jam. Nice texture and consistency. Not overwhelmingly sweet like some jams can be. I liked the layers of flavors but my jam didn't have any spicyness from the peppers. I will admit that I was a little confused about exactly what to do with them. Were the fresh cayenne peppers supposed to be chopped and added or left whole and added? Whatever the case, I had only dried red cayenne peppers so I used that. Only 1 and left it whole and then removed it before putting the jam in jars. My neighbors really enjoyed this jam although my parents preferred your vanilla fig preserves. Also I used Gran Gala instead of the Grand Marnier as that is what I had on hand. Overall, this recipe is " jammin' "! lol.