Fig and ginger jam

    1 hour 40 min

    Fresh figs, apple and ginger are a perfect match. Combine those flavours in a jam and use to spread on fresh crusty sourdough bread and you have a match made in heaven! This jam is also great served on wholegrain crackers with brie cheese.

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    Makes: 8 cups

    • 2 green apples, peeled and finely chopped
    • 375ml water
    • 1.2kg fresh figs, chopped
    • 1.2kg granulated sugar
    • 125ml fresh orange juice
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Combine apple and the water in a large saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes or until apples are soft. Add figs and juice and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
    2. Stir in sugar, orange juice and ginger; heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, uncovered, and cook for about 45 minutes or until jam sets when tested on a cold saucer (see note).
    3. Pour into hot sterilised jars and seal immediately.


    To test if the jam is ready, place a teaspoon of the jam on a saucer that has been chilled in the freezer. If the jam gels on the plate, its ready. If it is still runny, cook a little longer then retest.

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