Fig Jam | How to make Fig Jam

By Priti Shetty Naiga  |  20th Dec 2016  |  
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About Fig Jam Recipe

Fig is popularly referred as Anjeer in India. It is said to be one of the first few fruits grown by man. Fig or Anjeer is one of the fruits high in vitamin, mineral, fiber content and also contains lots of healing properties. Figs are one of the popular fruits in India and are used a lot in making various Indian sweets, ice-creams, thick shakes etc.

The delicious and mouthwatering Fig Jam is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Fig Jam is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Fig Jam. Priti Shetty Naiga shared Fig Jam recipe which can serve 10 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Fig Jam. Try this delicious Fig Jam recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Priti Shetty Naiga of Fig Jam by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Fig Jam can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Fig Jam with other users

Fig Jam

Ingredients to make Fig Jam

  • 3 cups Figs, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

How to make Fig Jam

  1. Combine chopped figs, lemon juice and sugar in a large saucepan. Let the figs sit for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Keep a small saucer in the freezer to chill. You will need it later to test if the jam has set.
  3. Place over medium-high heat. Add water and cook stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
  4. Mash the figs as you stir them constantly, and continue to cook until the jam has thickened and bubbles have completely covered the surface of the sauce pan. ( It will take around 10-15 minutes for the jam to set)
  5. Remove the jam from the heat and check if the jam is set now.
  6. Jam Set Test: Place a spoonful of jam on the chilled saucer. Return the saucer to the freezer for a minute. Run your finger through the jam to test if it wrinkles and gels. If it doesn’t, return to heat for 5 mins and repeat the test.
  7. Transfer to the jars, cover and let the jam cool. This fig jam will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.
  8. When making jam, always use the freshest produce for Jams.
  9. You can also puree the chopped figs and follow the recipe to get a smooth jam. But we like the little chunks and hence just chopped them.
  10. Sterilising the jars before storing the jams is advisable. But vacuuming the jam jars is optional if you are making a small batch, as the jam is gonna vanish in a week.
  11. The jam should stay fresh for 2 months after vacuuming it air tight. But my jams never lasted so long, it gets vanished in a week. :)
  12. 5. If you find your Jam to have turned extra dry. Then just add 1/2 cup water and bring your jam to boiling point and slightly thicken. (Jam becomes dry if you had over cooked it.)

Reviews for Fig Jam (1)

aliza singh3 years ago

sooo nice this looks!

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