We have a fig tree on our farm and I just love the sticky sweetness of a ripe fig.
For years I made Strawberry Fig preserves but a few years ago someone shared a jar of Blueberry Fig Jam and I was in love. Because of that, I thought I'd share my simple recipe for making this delightful blueberry fig spread that you can try at home.
In case you want to skip the making and go right to the eating, you can always come down to the store and get a jar from me. I make it every summer when blueberries and figs are ready to eat.
Simple Blueberry Fig Jam Recipe – 3 Steps
- 8 cups of ripe figs, stemmed (cut the stems off)
- 3 cups of blueberries, smashed a little with a fork
- 4-5 cups of granulated sugar
- 1 box of Sure-Jell
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- Zest from one lemon
1. Place everything in a non-reactive pan (like stainless steel) and let the ingredients sit for several hours. To speed up the process of breaking down the fruit, stir it a little to help the sugar reach the bottom. If your fruit is really ripe, you can skip this step and start cooking.
2. Cook all the ingredients on low to medium heat. Stir often to prevent scorching (that could really be bad) until the figs have cooked clear and the jam has reduced to the consistency you're after.
3. Ladle your homemade Blueberry Fig Jam into sterile jars and seal. Be sure that the jars are sterilized and hot and that that you use new lids and that the rings are clean. I always use a water-bath canner and process for 10 minutes just to be sure they're safe.
This recipe makes 5 1/2 pints of jam.
The only thing left is to let it cool and spread it on a homemade biscuit or a piece of toast with butter.
If you're like my family... you probably can't wait until it cools. In that case, spoon it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream, grab a rocking chair and enjoy a lazy Saturday afternoon.
You did just make 5 pints of blueberry fig jam... you deserve the break.
This simple recipe needs 8 cups of ripe figs with the stems cut off.
Add those delicious figs to 3 cups of blueberries and you've got something tasty cooking!
Cook the figs, blueberries and other ingredients until the figs are clear.
From there, ladle your homemade blueberry fig jam into the jars and you're done! Told you it was easy.
If you think this sounds good... wait until you try some of the other blueberry jams, jellies and spreads that I have in the store.