Fig and Pomegranate Jam

Fig and Pomegranate Jam!

What you will need to make this amazing jam:

-3 pounds of figs
-1 cup of pomegranate juice
-1/8 cup sugar

Organic figs can be purchased during their season from late summer into early fall.
You can either purchase the pomegranate juice or make it yourself. Check out my Pomegranate Juice post on how to make your own pomegranate juice at home!
This will yield about 20 ounces (or 1.25 pints) of jam. You can easily cut this recipe in half for a smaller batch.

Start by washing your figs. Even if you purchase organic figs, which I highly recommend that you do, they still need to be washed!

Cut off the stems and then quarter each fig. In a pot add the figs, the juice and the sugar. This needs to sit (with no heat) for at least 45 minutes. But feel free to leave it on the counter for a few hours and get some errands done, like I did. This process is called maceration and is crucial to the jam making process. However I find that macerate sounds violent, so I prefer to call it mingling. Let the fruit, juice and sugar mingle for at least 45 minutes. See, doesn't that sound better?

After the figs have mingled, turn the heat on to medium and bring to a boil. Stir constantly, cook for 25 minutes. If you like a thicker chunkier jam, mash with a potato masher, or the back of your spoon. For a really thin jam you can use a blender or food processor.

Et voila! Super easy, homemade, organic, low histamine jam! This is great with crackers, toast, PB & J or to dip apples and pears in. The possibilities are truly endless with a delicious jam like this.

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