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Fig Jam Recipe
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Pound|
|Boiling water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Walnut pieces||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Roasted sesame seeds||1 Tablespoon|
|Ground aniseed||2 Teaspoon|
|Gum arabic powder||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 4701 Calories from Fat 1176
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 132 g203.3%
Saturated Fat 11.1 g55.7%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 30.5 mg1.3%
Total Carbohydrates 883 g294.5%
Dietary Fiber 49 g195.9%
Sugars 827.7 g
Protein 43 g85.8%
Vitamin A 26.5% Vitamin C 45.2%
Calcium 67.6% Iron 87.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Add the sugar, mix well and allow to stand for 3 hours or more.
Place the fig and sugar mixture in a large saucepan and simmer until juice appears for approx 5 minutes.
Turn heat to high and boil for 3 minutes.
Add boiling water and lemon juice and boil steadily until the figs become very soft and tender and the water is absorbed for approx 35 minutes.
Add walnut pieces, sesame seeds, aniseed and cook and stir for a further 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and mix in the gum arabic powder.
Cool slightly and pour into jars.
Seal with airtight lids.
Variation - Dried figs can be used instead of fresh figs, but they must be soaked overnight in enough water to just cover them,do not drain.