Spicy Fig Orange Microwave Jam

Recipe by Antifreesz
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 16 ounces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups diced fresh figs (6-10 figs, depending on the size of the figs)
  • 12
    cup orange, seeded peeled diced
  • 1 12
    cups sugar (reduce if you want, though it won't set as well)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons orange peel, grated
  • 3
    tablespoons lemon juice
  • 14
    teaspoon ground ginger
  • 14
    teaspoon ground cloves
  • 14
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12
    teaspoon butter
  • 2
    (8 ounce) canning jars
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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