The homemade fig jam recipe is a single of the most classical in Italy to be created at the end of the summer season, with each other with the cherry and the apricots ones and of course collectively with the homemade tomato sauce.
Because the figs are only obtainable for a short amount of time every yr, in Italy individuals eat so numerous of them and retailer as considerably as possible for winter time.
The procedure is effortless and it’s like making a classical jam but considering that figs are sweet, I add a lot much less sugar than the usual the shade of your jam depends on the color of the figs.
As with all recipes and specially for jams and sauces, the cooking time varies according to the chosen fruit (more or less watery, much more or much less compact, etc), the pot employed and of program the flame: usually adjust it in accordance to your resources and your substances.
Before producing your jam, make sure you sterilize the jars you’re going to use and to do so, these are four of the most used strategies (more on the Italian model of this blog, Right here):
STERILIZE JARS IN A POT
Area a clean cotton wiper on the bottom of a pot and place above the jars with the upward opening wrapped in towels individually. Cover with cold water and carry to boil on a large flame, letting it simmer for about 30 minutes. Permit jars to cool in the pot with all the water and then pull them out and allow them dry with the opening down. Prior to making use of them turn them in excess of so that the vapor and residual water evaporate.
STERILIZE JARS IN DISHWASHER
Area the jars and the lids in the dishwasher with the opening down and choose a high-temperature wash, without soap. Let the jars to great and dry straight into the dishwasher so ahead of utilizing flip them in excess of so that vapor and residual water evaporate.
STERILIZE JARS INTO THE OVEN
Location the jars with the opening upwards on a plate and location them in the oven. Turn on the oven to carry it to 150°C (302°F) so that the glass, as soon as in make contact with with the heat, does not break. Depart the jars in the oven for at least 15 minutes then flip off the oven, include the lids utilizing yet another plate and let to amazing down with a closed oven.
STERILIZE JARS INTO THE MICROWAVE
Fill the jars with water reaching half the height and spot them in the microwave without having caps. Heat until finally boiling, then get rid of the jars from the microwave, throw the water and allow them dry on a cotton wiper, overrun. The lids can not be sterilized into the microwave.
You can also sterilize your jars when already filled with jam by following one particular of the over approaches and leaving the jars boiling for at least 1 hour and for a highest of two hrs if the jars are huge.
After you’ve done this, it’s time to make your fig jam just like our Italian grandmas utilised to make
Elements for 4 jars
- Take the figs, pass them rapidly under the water and dry them with a cotton wool so that they do not break apart. Eliminate the tip and lower into four slices, depart them to macerate in the juice of the two lemons with out seeds for 1 hour.
- Place the figs in a big, non-stick, large pot and add the sugar, then cook your figs on a minimal flame for about 45 minutes stirring occasionally to avoid sugars from sticking to the bottom.
- Eliminate from heat when jam is reasonably granular and non-liquid and transfer to sterilized jars then near with cap and flip to great down and develop vacuum.
Preparation time: three hrs