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Fig & Almond Jam

Posted by Bee & John on April 16, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Did you read the previous blog entry?  The bit about the fruit and veggie place we like to go to near Gumeracha?  If not - go back and read it.


What did we get while we were there (what DIDN'T we get!) - we got some figs.  They had the most BEAUTIFUL figs at only $12 a kilo!!  I have trouble buying "normal" figs for that price, let alone organic figs!


So... what do we make with figs?  Fig Jam!


On the way home John and I were talking about the fig jam and he mentioned that his mum used to make fig and almond jam - now that sounded intriguing so ...... ta da.... fig and almond jam was made.


Now, I had a kilo of figs - but I wasn't quite sure of my ability to make a brilliant, compared-to-what-mum-used-to-make jam, so I used 500g to make normal Fig Jam, and the other 500g to make fig almond jam.  


So - the recipe is for 500g of fruit.  Feel free to double it and add 20% to the cooking time to make it the kilo, but don't go any further as you'll have too much in your bowl.


Ingredients:

500g of Figs (not all should be ripe - the jam will set better if one or two of the figs are unripe)

350g of sugar

1/2 lime - juice and zest only

1/2 orange - juice and zest only

60g of blanched almonds

(save this for last) 25g of flaked almonds


Method:

place the zest and 200g of the sugar into the TM bowl - blitz on speed 10 for 10 seconds - set aside with the rest of the sugar.

Add the Figs and the citrus juice into the bowl and mince on speed 7 for 10 seconds.

Add the blanched almonds

Cook on 100oC, speed 1.5 ** on REVERSE, for 40 minutes

Check to see if the jam is at the setting point - if not you may want to try 5 minutes on Varoma Temperature.

Add the flaked almonds and stir for a minute

Bottle into steralised jars


Enjoy!

Categories: My Favourite Recipes, My own Recipes, Easy Specialties

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