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While living in Vermont we had our own strawberry patch. Most years I would have an abundant crop of strawberries and I would make jam and fill my freezer with frozen strawberries. One of my favorite jams was a strawberry fig jam. This year I picked strawberries with my daughter and granddaughter. However I could not find any fresh figs. Instead I decided I would be making strawberry jam with dried figs.

After doing a little research I found that using dried fruits to make jam is actually a good thing and helps to intensify the flavor. Finding dried figs was easy. To make the jam I placed the figs in a pan, covered them with water and rehydrated them by bringing the water to a boil and then simmering the figs for about 20 minutes, until the figs were once again plump. I then proceeded with my jam recipe. The result was a delicious strawberry jam with an intense fig flavor.

The recipe I use is from the book Small Batch Preserving. They said, “This jam is so good it disappears from the shelf. The fresh figs lend an amazing texture and taste to the strawberries. Be sure to make as much of it as jar and cupboard space allow whenever you can get your hands on fresh figs.” Truer words have not been spoken the jam is that good. The best news is that the jam is just as delicious using dried figs.

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Fresh Fig and Strawberry Jam

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green figs, stemmed and cut into small pieces (about 12oz dried figs)
2 cups quartered strawberries
2 cups sugar
3 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions

Place figs, strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a medium stainless steel saucepan. Cover and let stand for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium and boil rapidly, uncovered until the mixture forms a gel, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

making strawberry fig jam with dried figs

Ladle into sterilized jars and process in a water bath canner for 5 minutes.

I can this recipe in small jars which make it perfect for gift giving. Now I’m wondering if I can grow a fig tree here in Oregon?

9 comments on “Making Strawberry Jam with Dried Figs

sandi magle on June 27, 2019 6:18 pm

That sounds like a lot of sugar, since figs are so sweet, too. Great photos, Sandi from TFT

Nancy Wolff on June 27, 2019 9:06 pm

Sandi,
I’m sure you could decrease the aomount of sugar, probably why I like the jam so much! 🙂

Julie Briones on June 27, 2019 6:43 pm

This recipe looks so yummy! Who knew dried figs would intensify the flavor of jams?! Thanks for sharing at TFT! Feel free to come and link up at Tuesday Turn About! Hope to see you there!

Dee | Grammy's Grid on June 28, 2019 1:29 am

YUM! Pinned ♥

Laurie on July 2, 2019 8:12 pm

I am going to keep this recipe in mind, since often my mom and dad have an abundance of fresh figs! I never thought of pairing them with strawberries, but this does sound good.

I appreciate your recipe!

Blessings, Laurie

Nancy Wolff on July 2, 2019 10:45 pm

Laurie,
I just love this jam, it’s one of my favorites!

Mother of 3 on July 2, 2019 10:47 pm

That sounds delicious! We have made strawberry jam but I never tried it with figs. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Summer Fun party. Pinned.

Miz Helen on July 8, 2019 2:43 pm

Congratulations your post was featured on Full Plate Thursday, 439! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you will come back again!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on July 8, 2019 3:30 pm

Mix Helen,
Thanks so much for the feature! 🙂

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