This fig jam is so good on toast or vanilla pudding and even on ice cream too. Yum! Also, it is very easy to make.
Fig Jam Recipe Ingredients:
The Middle East has thrived on figs and has used them in their cooking and to help heal many health concerns.
“Eat it as it cures various diseases among which are Piles, Gout and Arthritis” ~ Abu Darda, companion of Rasulullah
If you can find a source of fresh figs then I suggest using fresh figs as it will make your mixed green salad with figs that much more luxurious. You can find them in supermarkets seasonally and in specialty or ethnic supermarkets sometimes as well. However, if you can’t find any fresh ones then you can also use dried figs as well. I like to soak dried figs in water for an hour before I use them to re-hydrate them.
Honey is so good for you that we have included it in our list of superfoods that should be in your kitchen right now. Honey helps prevent cancer and heart disease reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders as well as reduces cough and throat irritation. It is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and increases athletic performance. Honey is a probiotic and helps to heal wounds and burns while strengthening the immune system.
Here are some excellent kinds of honey to use in your kitchen:
- Manuka honey strengthens the immune system. The Kiva Certified UMF 15+ – Raw Manuka Honey 15+ is lab-certified to UMF 15+ standard and is raw. This is a genuine Manuka Honey harvested from the remote hills, forests, and coastal areas of New Zealand.
- Buckwheat Raw Honey is good for the immune system by Honey Pacifica is an Unheated and Unprocessed Honey.
- Wildflower – Topanga Quality Wildflower Honey is raw, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. Kosher too.
- Alfalfa – Stockin’s Unheated and Unfiltered Raw Alfalfa Honey is made in Saskatchewan, Canada from Alfalfa Blossoms.
- Black Locust has the lowest glycemic index (32) of all of the honey.
Raw Locust Honey by the Beekeeper’s Daughter is light, clean, and very aromatic and floral.
- Clover – Uncle Henry’s Honey was voted best tasting raw honey by honey lovers and is from the purest wildflower fields of Canada.
As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.
I love walnuts! My mom loved to cook with them because they add flavour and crunch to any meal. Now I know that walnuts are also highly nutritious, so much so that I consider them a superfood. They are high in omega 3 fatty acids, are a good source of protein, and are rich in minerals.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
Time to make this delicious Fig Jam.
- 3 cups figs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp light liquid stevia
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- Chop the walnuts.
- Coarsely chop the figs.
- Put the figs, honey, stevia, and lemon juice into a medium-size saucepan.
- Bring everything to a boil and then lower the heat, stirring frequently, and cook until the mixture becomes thick (approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour).
- Add the walnuts to the mixture and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
- Put the hot jam into sterilized 1/2 pint jars, put on the cap, screw band firmly tight.
- Enjoy this luxurious jam.
I hope you enjoyed this luxurious fig jam.
Here are more tasty fig recipes to try:
Green Salad with Figs – This is a very tasty fig salad with all healthy ingredients.
Muesli with Figs – great healthy breakfast. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is important and this muesli with figs does just that. The ingredients are all very nutritious and to top it off it is a very filling meal.
Here are a few more sugar-free jam recipes:
Yummy Prune Jam is Sugar-Free with Apples and Cinnamon– This prune jam was so easy to make and healthy without all that sugar usually found in jams. Adding the cinnamon made it extra delicious. I did add a little stevia to make it taste more like a jam. This recipe makes two small jars. It took me just over an hour which included taking lots of photos of the jam too.
Strawberry Jam– You will be surprised how this refined sugar-free, packaged pectin-free, recipe tastes so good! We make our own pectin from the lemons though to help it stick together. This strawberry jam is also easy to make just like my apple raspberry jam.
Apple-Raspberry Jam – This is a very yummy apple raspberry jam and it is so easy to make. It is also healthy because it is not full of sugar and preservatives like many jams.