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.
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.
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!