Easy Homemade Vanilla Fig Jam

January 3, 2020

I love easy recipes. This delicious recipe for Easy Homemade Vanilla Fig Jam is a keeper.Made with figs, vanilla and honey. Great to spread on english muffins, toasts or muffins. You can store in refrigerator for up to five days. This recipe takes about an hour of preparation and an hour of cooking time.It is important to prepare the figs by  removing stems,chopping them and  letting them sit with lemon juice on them for about 45 minutes. This step prepares the figs to be cooked.

Tip: This recipe can easily be doubled, if desired. 

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour
Makes: ½ pint 

Ingredients: 

1 lb. figs, stems removed, washed, and quartered
2 T. fresh lemon juice 
½ c. honey, preferably local 
1 t. pure vanilla bean extract 

Directions: 

  1. In a large bowl, combine the prepped figs with the lemon juice and allow the figs sit at room temperature for about 45 minutes.
     
  1. Transfer the figs, along with the juice, to a large pot set over medium heat. Add the honey and vanilla extract and stir to combine. 
     
  1. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the figs break down into a thick and slightly granular jam, around 50-55 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
     
  1. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy!  
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