You may be wondering why a jam recipe fits into the category of "Silly Sunday" blog posts... Hmm... Well, this quick easy jam recipe is so simple, it's just silly! There is nothing to it!!
When I tell my friends I am making jam, chutney, marmalade etc, they all want to come and join in as so many of them seem overwhelmed by the whole canning thing and so have never even tried making preserves. This recipe however, isn't for canning and storing for months etc - it's a recipe where you use up the jam within a couple of weeks. So you can store it in any kind of container.
It's delicious spread on cheese, as a sauce on fish, as a kind of salsa/sauce for red meat/burgers, and also spooned over ice cream! Oh, and of course, just spread on bread/toast! How versatile is that!
- 1 lb fresh figs, diced
- 2 tablespoons sugar or equivalent for a sugar substitute
- 2 tablespoons water
Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until the figs have softened and the mixture is thick - about 10 mins.
Transfer to a small bowl and serve. Voila!
Store covered in a refrigerator for up to two weeks.
**Another option is to add a little ginger to the jam as it cooks. Try cutting up small pieces of crystallized ginger. Yum!
So don't be intimidated! It's silly easy. Give it a go! And then try other fruits and don't even worry about all the canning!
Let me know if you give it a go. Happy Jamming.