Thursday, October 25, 2007

Strawberry Fig Jam

Trying out home made jam with different fruits has been thrilling, especially when the jam tastes so good. When making jam without commercial pectin, use fruits that are naturally high in pectin. When the natural pectin level is low in a fruit used for making jam, then combine with fruits that have high level of natural pectin in them. Apple, berries, citrus fruits have high level of natural pectin in them. Using 25 % under ripe fruit also helps, as it is high in pectin than fully ripe fruit. Strawberry and fig have low level of natural pectin in them. Adding fruits with naturally high pectin will help in thickening the jam. Dry golden fig has been used to make this jam.

Ingredients

1.5 cup - Mashed Strawberry
15 - Dry fig, chopped very finely
1 cup - Sugar
Juice from one orange
Juice from half a lime

Method

1 ) To a heavy bottom pan, add mashed strawberry, fig, sugar, orange juice and lime juice. On a medium high heat, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. While cooking, mash strawberry and fig with a potato masher to further mash the ingredients.

2 ) Cook till thick bubbles start forming and the jam reaches a semi-liquid consistency. Turn off the stove.

3 ) After the jam cools down a bit and when still warm pour the jam into sterilized glass jars. In the glass jar the jam will settle down and thicken up even more, when it has completely cooled down.

4 ) Store in the refrigerator after completely cooling down.

Serve spread on a toast with butter.

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23 comments:

Asha said...

Oh my!! That is delicious! I love the color of Figs, great combo Pravs!:)

Suganya said...

Dried figs are available through out the year. This is doable. Thx for the recipe.

Mocha said...

I have had Fig jam & then strawberry Jam . Loved both individual taste. Now curious about the mixed version.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Pravs.....Nice looking Jam dear........YUM :-)

Padmaja said...

strawberries n figs great combo!!!
I love that vibrant colour!!! yummy!!

Sia said...

i second ashakka:)

Kribha said...

Ooo..that looks so good. The recipe sounds really great. Wish I could get some figs now to try it out.

Mansi Desai said...

Nice one Pravs! I love anything with figs, and if that's paired with strawberry, i think it'll be a treat!!

bee said...

this is brilliant - strawberry and dried figs. you can tie citrus seeds in a muslin cloth and add it to the jam while cooking. they have a lot of pectin.

Madhu said...

That's a delicious combo, love all your jam recipes.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow that really looks yummy...fig is a healthy one and with strawberry it should taste great...!

sunita said...

There's really nothing like home made jams.Your's look lovely...I adore figs.

Menu Today said...

Hi,
Delicious looking Jam!!! Nice presentation.

SMN said...

Hi lovely combo and great colour. must be tasted nice.

Happy cook said...

Never had them together but it looks delicious

Laavanya said...

What a lovely looking jam that is. The fig must've given it a thick consistency.

Mishmash ! said...

Jam expert, it looks soo oo good and the pics have a beautiful touch this time.....you should send me some for sure :P

Shn

Rina said...

Can't wait to try this. Looks so yummy!!!

Sharmi said...

very glamorous jam! looks very nice. I am very bad at making jams though:)

Swaroopa said...

gr8 combo!! wanna try this jam soon.

Pravs said...

Thank you ladies for checking out this post and for the positive notes.

Puspha said...

Yummlicious!!!!!! Beautiful pix.

neroli said...

Pravs, i love to make jam also!
This fig jam with strawberries is *beautiful*!
Thanks!