Fig & Raisin Jam Recipes You Should Try This Weekend
There’s nothing like starting your day with jam on your toast and if the jam has the goodness of figs as well as the tanginess of raisins, your day is sorted. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like eating figs as a whole fruit or in the dry fruit form, we suggest that you try eating it in jam. Figs will definitely make their way to your list of favourite food items!
Figs have a unique sweet taste and a chewy texture. Since figs are perishable, they are usually dried and preserved in the form of jams or preserves. Figs are high in natural sugars and therefore, they’re perfect for jams as they need less added sugar. They are also rich in minerals and soluble fibres. We can go on and on about the health benefits of raisins. Raisins are obtained from dried grapes and are extremely beneficial for health problems like constipation, hypertension, anaemia, fever and so on. Raisins also help prevent cancer and aid weight loss.
Enjoy healthy and tasty breakfast toasts every day!
When both ingredients come together in the form of jams, you can expect your toast to be loaded with nutrients. We have listed out a few fig and raisin jam recipes that you should try out this weekend and make your breakfast worthwhile.
1) Simple fig and raisin jam
Try this simple version and enjoy the goodness of your own homemade jam.
- 13 ounces figs
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 ounces agave nectar
- 4 ounces brown sugar (you can make your own)
- A pinch of salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Zest of 1 medium navel orange
- Cut the figs into halves. Mix them with the raisins and place in a pot.
- Add all other ingredients to the pot and heat over medium-low heat, stirring until the brown sugar melts.
- Simmer for 30 minutes on low heat, occasionally stirring with a spoon. Remove the cinnamon stick and simmer for another 30 minutes.
- Once done, pour the jam into a jar and let it cool. Once it cools down completely, store it in refrigerator.
2) Fig, bourbon and raisin jam
Bourbon makes everything better, even jams!
- 3 ½ pounds brown fresh figs
- 1 cup raisins
- 6 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 5 tablespoons bourbon
- 2 ¾ pounds granulated sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- Cut the figs into quarters. Then, set them in a slow cooker. Add the raisins, sugar, the lemon juice and the bourbon. Toss to coat evenly. Cover the slow cooker and cook the mixture for 2 hours on high. The figs will become nice and syrupy.