Recipe by Antifreesz
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.
Top Review by Susy J.
What a thrill! I have made my very first Fig and Ginger jam in the microwave. I did however make some changes. I only had 500gm of figs so halved everything including the sugar. I then added 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves and the juice of 1 small mandarine as well the citrus in the recipe. Then with about 4 minutes to go in the final cooking I added 1 Tbs of pectin and stirred. It set like a gem and looks and taste amazingly wonderful. Thank you for giving my the courage to use the microwave instead of the stove top.
- 354.88 ml diced fresh figs (6-10 figs, depending on the size of the figs)
- 118.29 ml orange, seeded peeled diced
- 354.88 ml sugar (reduce if you want, though it won't set as well)
- 7.39 ml orange peel, grated
- 44.37 ml lemon juice
- 1.23 ml ground ginger
- 1.23 ml ground cloves
- 1.23 ml cinnamon
- 2.46 ml butter
- 2 (453.59 g) canning jars
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.
- Place in microwave.
- You will cook the fruit mixture on the high setting for approximately 15 minutes.
- As soon as the mixture starts to boil, after about 6 to 8 minutes, stop the cooking and stir.
- Continue cooking and stir every few minutes. At about 13 minutes the mixture should start to get viscous.
- 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.
- If it is runny, cook it a couple minutes more.
- 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.
- 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.