On Sat, I was pleasantly surprised by a package at my front door. I looked and found 2 jars of Jam: Blueberry and Blueberry Agava Jam. I was so excited but The Husband gave me a weird look when he was unpacking it. I had to explain to him that I was participating in a Jam Exchange hosted by Stephanie from Steph Chow. My partner was Brandi from Bran Appetit. For my contribution, I made fig jam. It came out more like a preserve. I also sent a jar of my Nutella. For the fig jam, I went simple:
1 Package of dried Figs (I couldn’t find any fresh ones anymore)
1 Cup of Sugar
3 Cups of Water (you may need more
- Hydrate the dried figs until it is soft.
- Once it is soft, place them in a large pot (water and all).
- Add the sugar and make sure all the sugar is dissolved.
- Bring to a boil and than reduce to a medium low heat so it will simmer.
- The cooking process takes a couple of hours and I used a potato masher to break up the figs.
- Once it is completely cooked down, let it sit overnight to set.
- At this point you could prep the jars by either running through the dish washer or boiling the jars.
- Pour the jam into the prepared jars and than seal the jars.