This is so easy and so delicious! I’ve been trying to add a bit more ginger in to my diet lately as it’s so good for your stomach and helps with the digestion of other nutrients. It’s also a fab anti-inflammatory so is brilliant for muscle and joint aches. Apparently it has aphrodisiac properties as well!!!
Figs are also brilliant for you – they’re full of fibre and are a great source of potassium and calcium and they taste yummy! 🙂 So this jam is perfect! It’s really easy to make and tastes divine.
You will need (makes one small jar):
250g fresh, ripe Figs
2 tbsp Maple syrup (or your liquid sweetener of choice – agave, honey, rice syrup etc)
1.5 tbsp Lemon juice
zest of 1/2 Lemon
3/4 tsp ground Ginger
1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
Cut the figs in to quarters (or smaller if they are very large) and pop in a saucepan. Add the other ingredients and then bring to a simmer over a medium heat, stirring all the time.
Don’t let the mixture boil but keep it simmering for about 30 – 40 minutes or until the fig has started to break down and it takes on a jammy consistency! Taste (carefully – it will be hot!) and adjust the sweetner if required.
Take a clean glass jar and rinse with warm soapy water (or pop through the dishwasher). Dry it well and then place it in to the oven at about 180 C for approx 20 minutes. Remove carefully and then add the jam to the jars while they are both still hot. Pop a lid on and once cool place in the fridge. This should keep for a few weeks at least.
Enjoy your jam spread on some yummy rye toast with a nice cup of tea 🙂