Sunday, July 22, 2012

:Figs: Freezer Jam

Fig and Leaf copy - goodWe've had figs on the tree for a while yet. Our tree is so huge. In the past I've frozen the figs and used them up later...the kids like them frozen just after they've started to thaw--the pop them in their mouths for a sweet treat. The photo above isn't mine. I got that image from  Linda's Italian Table -- she had a wonderful recipe for FREEZER JAM made with figs. I've not ever made freezer jam; but seeing how I'm out of jars, rings and lids and money is tight, I thought I'd try it. 
Here it is cooking! Yummie! 

It was an excellent recipe. It turned out tasting really good. You know I NEVER FOLLOW A RECIPE EXACTLY... but I'll just tell you I didn't add the ZEST of Lemon and I used BOTTLED LEMON JUICE. Still, it is delicious! 

The best part is The Honey wants this jam is good to make a crostata and she also has a recipe for that. I will invariably make some type of crusted cookie with FIG JAM on the inside just for him. I'll let you know how it turns out. 

Like I said-- I was out of jars. The figs were getting more and more ripe by the I used what I had and recycled plastic food containers. 

This recipe yields about 6 pints !!! (the rectangle one is about double) --I had a wee bit more figs than what she called for so I did add a little splash of lemon more and a sprinkle of Tablespoon of sugar more! 
Still, no matter, it tastes delicious! 

We're trying to use all that we have-- there are more figs on the tree; but not for too much longer, I'm afraid. The heat has been rough I hope to put some more up in the next few days, what the squirrels,birds and chickens don't eat! 

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Geneva said...

Yummy! It sounds like you are putting your figs to good use...this idea of freezer jam sounds so good. My Mother has fig trees in her yard so I'm sending her your links... she'll love this! Thanks for sharing!!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I've never made this with figs. Sounds delicious!

The Boston Lady said...

I never thought about making fig jam, much less making your own fig newtons. I hope you will post about how you did that when you make them for your hubby! Ann

Unknown said...

YUM -- love figs. This would be handy to have on hand -- especially if in a Newton kind of mood :)


Diann said...

Yum! I have never had fig jam before. this looks really good!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Yumm! I've been thinking of adding a fig tree but haven't decided on a good location for it.

Leslie said...

I have never made anything with figs before.. This sounds good!

Sunny Simple Life said...

You are making homemade Newtons? I want some. Oh yum. Do you know I have never at a fig though they grow all around here. Thanks so much for joining the party my friend.