I found myself with a box of dried figs and no recipe to use them in. Before this, the only way I had ever had figs, was in the form of the famous cookie. Haven’t eaten a fresh fig yet.
There are lots of recipes for fresh-fig jam, but very few for dried figs. These days you can find dried figs everywhere. I did not get mine in a fancy place.
This is a simple and quick recipe. If you’re going to eat it in less than a week, skip the citric acid.
4 ounces dried Figs
1/2 cup Water
¼ cup Sugar
1 tsp fresh Lemon juice
¼ tsp Citric Acid
- Add the chopped figs and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, simmer and let it cook covered for 25 minutes until the figs are soft. Remove from heat and keep aside until cool.
- In a blender container, pour the contents of the saucepan and blend it till pureed.
- Pour this back into the saucepan and add the sugar, lemon juice, citric acid and let it cook for about 15 more minutes on medium heat or until it reaches a jammy consistency.
- Pour this into a sterlised dried glass jar with a tight lid and let it cool completely. Refrigerate to store.