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Fig and Ginger Jam

Yield 3 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Spoon this condiment onto English muffins, dab it on crackers and top with a sliver of Brie cheese, or slather it on toast points and top with smoked salmon or salmon caviar.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups coarsely chopped dark-skinned fresh figs (such as Black Mission, Celeste, or Brown Turkey; about 15 large figs)
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 107
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.3 g
  • carbohydrate 27.7 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 25 mg
  • calcium 16 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Cool; pour into airtight containers.

  2. Note: Refrigerate Fig and Ginger Jam in airtight containers up to six weeks.