It is Fig Season in Florida. Time to make my Homemade Fig Jam Recipe.  My parents have a beautiful Fig Tree outside their back door (all organic). The Fig Tree provides perfect figs for our tasty Homemade Fig Jam.

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Here is a Fig still on the Tree:

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Our Figs collected in mason jars.  My boys loved helping us pick the figs.

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Ingredients: 

3 lb. ripe fresh figs, washed, stems removed

3 cups sugar

2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon juice

2 tsp. Lemon zest

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. Salt

Instructions:

1. Chop the figs into small pieces (with the skins on).

2. Put the figs in a stainless steel pot.  Add the lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, sugar, and lemon zest.

3.  Begin mashing them with a potato masher or a large fork.  They mash quickly if they are ripe and soft.

4. Pour mixture into a blender and pulse to your preferred consistency.  This is optional.  If you prefer chunks do not puree.

5. Pour mixture back into the stainless steel pot.  Turn on to medium high heat and bring to a strong simmer.

6. Stir occasionally.

7. Cover pot and turn the heat back down to low/ medium so that the mixture simmers for 1 hour.

8. Give the mixture an occasional stir just to make sure it doesn’t burn or scratch.  Very important for last 30 minutes.

9. After an hour, remove cover and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the jam is thick.

10. Cool completely. Pour into small mason jars.  Store in Freezer.

Enjoy just like we do!

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