YIELD: 12 oz TIME: 1.5 hrs **small batch**
Figs are one of those ancient fruits that have been consumed since the inception of time. They are considered one of the fruits of paradise, mentioned often in the Bible as well as the Holy Quran, alongside olives, pomegranates, dates, and grapes. There is even an entire chapter in the Holy Quran called "At-Tin" which means "The Fig".
To me however, figs represent the onset of my favorite season, FALL! While everyone is going pumpkin spice crazy, I'm figgin' it up with all sorts of fig-licious recipes.
Not only do they taste great, but have amazing benefits for skin and hair health. They are native to the Middle East and Western Africa, but are now cultivated all over the world.
Figs are a powerhouse of various essential nutrients. They are rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants (polyphenols), and vitamins. They are also rich in fiber and many essential minerals such as magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, iron and vitamins K and B6.
I found these beauties at our local Sprouts, but have purchased from Whole Foods and Trader Joes several times before too. Sit back and enjoy the taste of this super antioxidant rich fig berry jam with ripe blackberries, blueberries, and figs, sweetened only with all natural honey. *Small batch*
6 ripe brown turkey or black mission figs
1 cup blueberries
1 pint blackberries
3/4 cup local honey
1 TBSP Sugar
- Rinse berries and add to breadmaker insert
- Slice figs to desired size, add to insert
- Add honey, place insert into bread machine and turn on the "jam" setting. This takes about an hour.
- Mash with fork. Cool and store in airtight container.
STOVE TOP: put all ingredients in a sauce pan, cook on low heat, cover partially or with splatter screen because berries will bubble and pop. Stir as needed. Cook until thickened and jam sticks to wooden spoon.
Equipment Required: Bread Machine with Jam setting. Here is the exact one used for this recipe, its by Breville.