Fig and Ginger Jam

Last week, while I was knee deep in figs, Amy was kind enough to share an intriguing fig recipe for fig and ginger preserves. I’m such a ginger fan and love the surprising twist it adds to dishes. This recipe called for crystallized ginger. 

It make look all sweet like candy, but pop a piece of this in your mouth and you’re guaranteed to get lock jaw. (Trust me, I looked like a goof ball in Whole Foods.) 

Super simple ingredients for a preserve packed with flavor. I can’t wait to try some of these preserves over a grilled pork loin, doesn’t that sound good? Thanks again Amy for the sweet tip. Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder and I are both big fans of this recipe.
Photos by {Blue Eyed Yonder}

Fig and Ginger Jam
adapted from Tasty Kitchen

2 quarts fresh figs, coarsely chopped
4 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cups water
Juice from one lemon
1/2 cups crystallized ginger, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoons salt

Begin by rinsing the figs and removing the stems. Coarsely chop figs and combine will all other ingredients in a large pot. Heat the mixture until boiling. You want a good roiling boil that does not fade when stirred.

Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Stir frequently.

Remove from heat and immediately ladle fig mixture into prepared mason jars, fill to 1/4″ from the top and seal tightly with lids. I did not process my figs in a water bath, the heat from the figs was enough to cause the jars to seal. If for some reason the jars do not seal, simply store in the refrigerator.

Posted 8/11/11, Topic: Eats

  • Simplicity Photography
    August 11, 2011 at 10:01 am |

    It sounds so tasty! I love your photography to accompany the mouth watering treates

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    August 11, 2011 at 10:08 am |

    Thanks so much! Your comment made my heart smile. 🙂

  • Amy
    August 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm |

    Yay! I am so glad you tried it and liked it!

  • Jaci
    August 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm |

    Yes, the photography is great. Had the most delicious figs from a co-worker this year. I MUST have a fig tree!! The jam sounds wonderful.

  • Paige
    August 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm |

    Thank you so much. We have a fig tree in the backyard that's loaded with figs and we had no idea what to do with them. We'll be making this jam ASAP.

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