Fig Jam


7 C cut up and mashed brown turkey figs (cut lengthwise into quarters, and mashed)
4 C sugar
1 C orange juice
1/4 C lemon juice
2 t grated or finely chopped lemon zest
1/2 inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
2″ piece of cinnamon stick
4 T pectin
1/2 t butter


Wash and heat dry 10 1/2 pt canning jars in the dishwasher.

Place all ingredients in a deep pot on medium-high heat.

Stir till it comes to a low boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low, and let jam simmer for about 20 min, stirring intermittently but often.

Remove from heat and let jam sit for 20min.

Remove the cinnamon stick and pieces of ginger.

Fill the jars to 1/4″ from the top.

Check for any air bubbles – if present use a clean knife or spatula to allow air to escape.

Cover with canning lids and rings and process in water bath.

About mama huang

I love to cook and experiment with recipes. The ones published here have been adapted from recipes from various sources and are recipes that members of my family love and ask for.
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