On my last trip to the local market, I was a little over zealous in my ordering, and ended up with far too many figs!

I can’t waste these beautiful purple fruit, so I made fig and ginger jam.  So easy and what a treat to have such an exotic jam in the mornings. I have included the recipe in case this happens to you after a trip to your produce market.




  1. In a food processor place sugar, and ginger process The sugar will become somewhat powdered. Place into a large heavy bottom pot.
  2. Place the figs and lemon juice and zest into the processor and pulse 5 to 6 times just to a coarse chop. Add to pot with sugar.
  3. Heating to a slow boil then raise heat to a fast rolling boil for 15 minutes stirring most the time. At this point you`ll see the juice turn vibrant dark red and it is pretty syrupy.
  4. Spoon into sterilized jars.
  5. Process for 10 minutes in a hot water bath.
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