Balsamic Fig Jam

Balsamic Fig Jam

Adding a touch of balsamic vinegar to an ordinary fig jam brings out the flavor of the figs.

PREP 20 MIN
READY IN 40 MIN
SERVES 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups figs, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3-1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 3/4 package low sugar pectin
  • 1 sachet of black peppercorns

Preparation

Mix pectin with 1/4 cup sugar, set aside.

Heat figs in a large pot with water and peppercorns. Boil. Add pectin/sugar mixture, vinegar, and lemon juice. Bring to a full boil. Add remaining sugar and return to a full boil. Boil 1 minute.

Remove sachet of peppercorns. Skim foam. Fill sterilized jars, add lids and rings; process 10 minutes. Makes 4 half pints.