Introduction: Vanilla Fig Jam
This is a healthy 4-ingredient vanilla fig jam!
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Step 1: Gather Your 4 Ingredients!
Recipe: For 2 x 212 ml jars & a little bit of jam extra
671 gr ( 5 cups) fresh figs, cleaned, stems of the figs removed, each cut up into 4
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon home-made vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125 ml) light organic agave
Step 2: Make Your Jam by Cooking All Ingredients Down of About 20-25 Minutes.
Place 4 ingredients into a fitted cooking pot & bring to the boil, stirring often. When the figs begin to boil, with help of a wooden spoon, break down the figs & their skin, to release the pectin in the figs. Sir often to prevent burning of the agave. Lower the heat if you need to. Your figs will start to break down further & further, keep on stirring! After 20-25 minutes, your jam is darker in colour, the figs have been broken down & the jam tastes amazing! Now, your jam is ready.
Step 3: While Jam Is Cooking, Sterilize Your Jam Pots & Lids.
At the same time, boil your jam pots & lids, for 10 minutes in boiling water & see that they are totally submerged into the boiling water. This way you sterilize your jars & lids & that is what we want.
Step 4: Spoon Hot Jam Into Sterilized Jam Pots. Screw Lids on & Place Them Upside Down for the Night.
Carefully, take your boiled jars & lids out of the boiling water with help of tongs, carefully not to burn yourself, okay? Place them onto a clean kitchen towel & with help of a small spoon or ladle, fill your jam pots until nearly full. Screw the warm lid firm on & place them upside down to make them completely vacuüm. Leave them like that overnight. The next day, turn them over & label them. Now, you see that the pots are vacuüm. Store them in a dark cupboard for later enjoyment through the year. I made jam with still fig pieces in it, I didn’t mash all of my figs otherwise you end up with many pits & no chunks. I don’t want that at all! Enjoy smeared on a good bread roll, a slice of bread with butter & this tasty fig jam! This is also good enjoyed with some harder cheeses.
You can also read this recipe here on my blog: http://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/healthy-4-ingredient-vanilla-fig-jam/