Figs are finally back in season
Do you love figs? I hope you do. I remember my mom buying them when I was little. And they were SO expensive that we rarely had them. And if we did, we ended up sharing 2 of them as a family of 4. Well yes, figs had not been such a huge import back then. Well, times have changes. And although figs are rather considered to be expensive I found some for 25 cents/each last week! That’s a huge bargain if you ask me. And I bet by now you all know what I did. I bought a whole box 😂.
And of course there needed some things to be made with these beauties in addition to just eating them straight from the box. I did a poll over on my instagram and some suggested to make jam. And so I did. And as I am a huge fan of super simple recipes I came up with a super easy version for this jam. Made really quickly by just using a few ingredients. Therefore it’s vegan, gluten free and even refined sugar free. But see for yourself because it’s figgin’ delicious 😅.
A simple recipe for the easiest fig jam ther is.
- 300 g fresh figs
- 200 ml water
- 5 tbsp maple syrup or more to your taste
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
Wash and cut the figs, add to a small pot along with water and maple syrup. Bring to boil.
Add remaining ingredients and let boil for another 2-3 minutes.
Fill the mixture into your blender and blend at maximum sppen until the texture is smooth.
Take two glasses that can be closed well. Make sure your jars are clean (best cleaned with freshly boiled water but be careful). Devide the jam into the jars, put on the lid. Turn the closed jars up side down and let them cool. This will "seal" the jar perfectly.
Let fully cool down before storing in the fridge. There it will hold up to 1 week. Enjoy!
Don't forget to #therawberryeats over on instagram if you remake this one. I'd love to see your recreations. 🎉
The jam is best enjoyed with some freshly baked bagels. I have a recipe for them up here.
I’ve also made some bagels to go with the jam and it fit so perfectly. You can also add some sweetener of your choice to the bagel dough to make them a little sweet. Nevertheless the fig jam is a wonderful Sunday fit for homemade goods or any brunch crew for that matter. Simply try it.
Like I said, this is an super easy one! You could even make the fig jam right before breakfast and serve it when it’s still warm. My mom used to make this with plum jam and I truly loved it 😍.
As always I am super happy about your feedback. So if you make this, simply tag me over on instagram oder leave me a comment. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Happy Cooking 🍴