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Orange flavored fig jam

Use this fig  jam as a spread, to sweeten your morning cereal or a as a base for a dessert sauce.


1⁄2 c water
1⁄2 c sugar (sugar with added pectin)
125 g fig (dried figs, clean)
1 T liquor (optional, orange flavored liquor)


  1. Bring figs and water to the boil over a medium heat in a stainless steel saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until figs are soft and cooked through. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Put the pureed figs into a saucepan; add orange and lemon juice. Bring to the boil again and add the sugar.
  3. Cook over high heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously. Stir in orange flavored liqueur and turn heat off.
  4. Ready to eat once cooled down.
Total time
35 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
6 servings


This recipe can be prepared in larger quantities and canned. The suggestion is to scale it six times to make six 8 oz jars of fig jam. Process each jar for 10 minutes in a pressure canner.


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