27.9.11

Fig Jam with Cognac

My parents have the most amazing fig tree in their garden.  A couple of years ago while I was visiting them in Los Angeles for the weekend, I harvested over 12 pounds of ripe figs from that one tree.

I gave away nine pounds of figs to joyful friends, and from the remaining three pounds I made jam.  Not just any old kind of jam... I made fig jam with cognac from this recipe.

I'm not a great lover of jam.  I have a fondness for cherry preserves or a good pot of blueberry jam, but as for all the rest -- I can take it or leave it.  This fig jam, however...  I can eat it by the spoonful straight out of the jar.

Last year, with a new baby, I skipped jam making, however, when my parents showed up last Thursday for a visit, they brought 5 pounds of figs. I bought a set of bright, new canning jars and got busy...

And I made jam!  
 Would you care to join me for some tea and toast and... fig jam?

8 comments:

  1. Can't say I've ever had fig jam, but it certainly looks delicious.

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  2. How about a glass of cognac with cheese and fig jam?

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  3. Oh, Lorraine, it is indeed quite delicious!

    And Shannon, how about some nice manchego? (there's also plenty of cognac left over in the bottle from making the jam!)

    MB

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  4. (I've never in my whole life tried a fig! Can you believe it? I'm a little embarrassed.)

    Looks delicious!

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  5. oh my goooooooooooooodness!!

    wish we were closer to trade for a jar :) wow!!!! gorgeous photos

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  6. Fig jam? Yum! Your parents' tree is definitely blooming. I have to say that I've tried fresh figs and they're so-so. I think it may be that I don't know what I'm looking for in a ripe fig. But fig jam is another story all together. Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. Your fig jam looks wonderful, I would love to put a fig tree out in my garden- how fun it would be to make this jam! ~April

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  8. Oh my goodness that looks and sounds delicious!

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