Rhubarb and fig jam

Rhubarb and fig jam


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About this recipe: Rhubarb is such a great ingredient, and so versatile! Rhubarb has a long harvest season from early spring all the way through until September. Luckily, rhubarb season also coincides with fig season which is July through October, so a great natural pairing for a jam.

GailC Hampshire, England, UK

Makes: 4 jars rhubarb and fig jam

  • 1.35kg rhubarb, chopped
  • 225g fresh figs
  • zest and juice of 4 lemons
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 600ml water
  • 1.35kg granulated sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

  1. In a large preserving pan, combine the rhubarb, figs, lemon zest and juice, spices and water. Cook over a low heat for 1 to 2 hours until the fruit is soft and breaking apart.
  2. Add the sugar and bring the jam to the boil. Begin testing for the setting point by placing a small amount of the jam onto a cold plate. If it sets, and wrinkles when you push it with your finger, it is ready.
  3. Transfer to sterilised jam jars and seal immediately. Leave undisturbed for 8 hours in a cool, dark place.

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