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    Spicy Fig Orange Microwave Jam

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    55 mins

    30 mins

    25 mins

    Antifreesz's Note:

    From Simply Recipes and it is wonderful. This makes small batches. You can use mild green or mission figs and is great as a dipping sauce too.

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    • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh figs (6-10 figs, depending on the size of the figs)
    • 1/2 cup orange, seeded peeled diced
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar (reduce if you want, though it won't set as well)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel, grated
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon butter
    • 2 (8 ounce) canning jars


    1. 1
      Place the ingredients in a large ceramic or glass bowl or casserole (a 2-quart Pyrex measuring cup works great), stir to combine, let sit for 30 minutes for the fruit to macerate in the sugar.
    2. 2
      Place in microwave.
    3. 3
      You will cook the fruit mixture on the high setting for approximately 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      As soon as the mixture starts to boil, after about 6 to 8 minutes, stop the cooking and stir.
    5. 5
      Continue cooking and stir every few minutes. At about 13 minutes the mixture should start to get viscous.
    6. 6
      If you spoon out a bit on to a small plate that has been in the freezer, you can push the mixture around a bit with your finger tip to see how thick it is.
    7. 7
      If it is runny, cook it a couple minutes more.
    8. 8
      You can also check by seeing how the jam runs off of a spoon. If it seems to firm up a bit as it drips, it's done.
    9. 9
      If you use a large Pyrex measuring cup, you can see that you start with close to 3 cups of liquid. You want to boil it down to 2 cups.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 23, 2009


      I had a dozen or so figs that needed to be used right away so decided to adapt this recipe to fit ingredients on hand. I used 3 cups of diced mission figs and 2 cups of sugar. I doubled the ginger and cinnamon but left the cloves at 1/4 t. I had no orange, but used the zest and juice from one lemon. I stirred it every 5 minutes for a total of 15 minutes in the microwave, stirred in the 1/2 t. butter at the end, then poured it into a covered glass jar and put it in the fridge. It got very thick. We tasted it last night and we think it tastes expensive, like something from a gourmet shop. I will make this again. Easy and good. I am going to try it with crackers and some mild cheese.

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    • on January 02, 2009


      This jam was very tasty! I love the spicy flavor - it reminds me of the holidays! We don't use a lot of jams, so this will last us a long time, and I look forward to finding different uses. Thank you.

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    • on September 08, 2008


      The flavor of this fig jam is outstanding!! I used fresh brown turkey figs and omitted the butter; the rest was as written. I have used this jam to adorn waffles and spinach salad with feta cheese and pecans. A friend of mine suggested putting it over bread pudding too. Thank you, Antifreesz for a great fig jam!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Fig Orange Microwave Jam

    Serving Size: 1 (443 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 77.4
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.3 mg
    Sodium 0.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 19.3 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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