Fig Jam / Preserve – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights – Salwaa Smith
A very easy, no fuss recipe to make wholesome homemade fig jam. No preservatives, you won’t need any anyway, this jam is so good it will be gone in no time. Makes a great gift as well.
1 kg ripe figs, trimmed and chopped into small pieces
2 cups sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
Rind and juice of 1 large lemon
Place all the ingredients in a deep stainless steel pot, cover and stand overnight at room temperature. The following day cook over low heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil, then cook over very low heat, stirring regularly, for 35 – 40 minutes or until thick and sticky. Mash figs gently to break up a little. Remove the cinnamon sticks and lemon rind, cool slightly. Seal in sterilised jars. Store for up to 2 months.
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