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Fig and Lime Jam

Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
Yield 4 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
We tested this recipe with not-too-sweet Brown Turkey figs; if using sweeter Black Mission figs, you may need to decrease the sugar. The mashed fig mixture can stand as long as overnight.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 2 pounds fresh Brown Turkey figs, cut into (1/4-inch) pieces (about 6 cups)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 70
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 18.1 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 0.0 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large heavy saucepan; mash fig mixture with a potato masher until combined. Let stand 2 hours. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer 35 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken slightly, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Cover and chill overnight.