Fig and Lime Jam

Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot

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.

Yield: 4 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.1g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 10mg

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)

Preparation

  1. 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.
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