Thursday, July 12, 2012

Strawberry Fig Jam

 I was so lucky to get figs from a friend and since figs wait for no man, I made jam right away.
 Love this recipe.  It's our family's favorite jam recipe.  We love to serve it with fresh bread when the missionaries come over to dinner.  Also great on pb&j's.

 Wash and remove stems from figs.  Mash them up.  I use a hand blender.
Strawberry Fig Jam
6 cups mashed figs
1 box pectin
1/2 tsp margarine
6 cups sugar
2 (6 oz) boxes gelatin (strawberry, raspberry or black raspberry flavor)
{or 4 (3 oz) boxes gelatin}

Mix together mashed figs with pectin and margarine (prevents foam).  Bring to a boil.  Add all at once the sugar and gelatin.  Stirring constantly bring back to a boil and boil 1 minute.  Ladle into hot, sterile jars.  Wipe rims clean with a clean, damp cloth.  Place new lids and ring on jars.  Hand tighten.  Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.  If the lids pop down and stay down, they are sealed and can be stored in your cupboard.  If the lids pop back up, then they are not sealed and the jars should be reprocessed or put in the refrigerator for immediate use.



Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

YUM!!! I love your jam! Cute bottles!

Lois said...

That jam is delicious! How did we ever get here without even one jar!