Heavenly Fig Jam

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 18
    ounces dried figs
  • 3 14
    cups water
  • 13
    cup orange juice
  • 1
    tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1
    (1 3/4 ounce) package regular powdered fruit pectin
  • 3 12
    cups granulated sugar (white)
  • 13
    cup orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare canner, jars and lids per safe canning practices.
  • In a large, deep stainless steel saucepan, combine figs and water. Reduce heat, cover, and boil gently until softened, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor fitted with a metal blade and purée. Measure 3 cups.
  • Return puréed figs to saucepan and add orange juice and lemon juice. Whisk in pectin until dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Immediately stir in orange-flavored liqueur, if using. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  • Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot jam. Clean rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band (ring) down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.
  • Place jars in a water bath (boiling-water) canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
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