I don’t know about you, but it’s virtually impossible for me to pass by a container of figs at the market and not buy them. Costco has had them now for the past few weeks. Well, my Costco at least. Anyway, you know how Costco is. Gigantic size everything….including containers of figs. So, in an effort to not have a pile of furry figs, I decided to make some jam.
I made up some bruschetta by brushing baguette slices with olive oil and rubbing them with fresh garlic and toasting in the oven for about 5 minutes. Then I smeared some chevre (goat cheese) and a dollop of Rosemary Fig Jam and LOOK OUT! I had a hard time stopping….it’s that tasty…..and Easy!! Here’s the recipe….
Rosemay Fig Jam
5 cups figs, stemmed and cut into 1/2 inch dice
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup Port Wine or Merlot
2 Rosemary sprigs
1 lemon, zested
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 In a medium saucepan add the diced figs and sugar. Allow to macerate for 20 minutes. Add the wine, rosemary sprigs, lemon zet and salt and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the mixture becomes thick like jam. Discard the rosemary sprigs
2 Prepare 3 – 1/2 pint canning jars and fill with the hot jam mixture. Place lids and bands on and process in a water bath for 15 minutes. Allow to cool on a kitchen towel and check for proper sealing.
Makes 3 – 1/2 pint jars