I have been wanting to make fig preserves for many many years. My obsession with making fig jam or homemade fig preserves started over 10 years ago when I bought a self pollinating brown turkey fig tree.
If you have ever planted a fruit true you know it takes a few years for the fruit tree to mature enough to bare fruit. Well lets just say someone came a little too close to the base of my fig tree a couple of times too many with a lawn mower or weed eater. The fig tree has been gone awhile now but I still have dreams of growing my own figs one day.
Figs are only available in the grocery stores for a very short time here and they are usually very expensive. Last summer I got lucky and caught some brown turkey figs on sale and snatched a couple of containers up. Since it was an impulse buy I had no idea how many figs I would need so I bought a couple of containers and hoped I had enough.
I love the way this jam turned out. It tastes great on toast and on a bagel with cream cheese. I can also see using it as a filling for cakes or a strudel.
Enjoy the recipe Summer will be here before you know it and when it’s fig season you will be looking for the perfect fig preserve recipe!