easy quick fig jam

so a few months ago.. well july 23, 2011 to be exact i picked 3 grocery bags full of figs and intended on making fig jam and whatever else i could think of.. unfortunately my grandmother passed away that morning and i was unable to get to the figs that entire weekend and they went bad :( so this week in my bountiful basket i got about 12 figs.. and knowing i had promised my mom fig jam this year, i decided to make a very quick easy fig jam for her..  i got the idea for the recipe here.. but i changed mine up a bit..

fig jam

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time:  45 minutes
servings: approx. 2 ( i just used the figs that i had but next year when my tree is abundant again i will make allot more and report accurate measurements)

12 figs, stemmed, and chopped into sixths or eighths
1/4 cup sugar
juice of 1/2 a lemon
zest from 1/2 of a lemon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon

combine all ingredients in a small saucepan..  bring to a simmer over low to medium heat.  stir often, until figs begin releasing their juices and start to beak down.. adjust heat to maintain a simmer, cooking for 35-45 minutes until jam is thickened.. transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate... should last in fridge about a week..


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