A reader recently asked how to make jam with figs. The answer is easier than you might think.
1 cup fresh figs
2/3 cup sugar
4 slices lemon
Mash figs thoroughly. Mix figs with sugar, let stand for 20 minutes to form a syrup. Slice lemon very thin, do not peel, just wash and slice across rind. Add lemon slices, let stand for 20 minutes longer to allow flavors to marry.
Bring to a boil, and boil until figs are as soft as you want them. Put into sterilized 1/2-pint jars, top with paraffin, and seal jars. If you plan on eating the jam within a couple of weeks, you don’t have to seal the jars.
Makes 2 jars.
Adapted from CDKitchen.com.