Why making your own fig jam when it is so easy to buy it (and cheap too) in any supermarket? I actually always wonder how jams sold in supermarkets are often much cheaper than the fruits I buy to make my homemade ones… Anyway, having a good fig jam in your fridge is very convenient. When you make brunches it changes form the traditional strawberry jam (which is eternally delicious but hey, everybody needs a change once in a while). It is amazing on bread with some goat cheese (if you are not vegan), and by itself (if you are vegan).
Making jams has a lot of positive aspects. First of all: your health. You can choose the ingredients that will get into it (like getting organic ones), and their quantity too (especially the sugar – in this recipe very little goes into it). You can transform the jam making process into a social one, with kids, with family or with friends. Also you can optimize your time in the kitchen: when you are preparing another dish you can cook your jam.
I am not very fond of sweets but I have to say I love making jam. And if you are in living in a zero waste lifestyle it is a great way to not throw away those fruits that you would not feel like eating. Plus, it is a great gift when going to people’s houses! So what are you waiting for? Let’s make this fig jam?
This recipe is so easy to make that there are not many tips I could give on how to make it well. Apart form not letting it burn and have it under surveillance, I would say that all you need to do is stir and do not forget to sterilize the bottles to keep them longer in the fridge.