Recipe

Spiced fig and apple jam

There's something very satisfying about making your own jam, and this delectable spiced fig and apple jam will definitely satisfy your taste buds!

  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 8 Cup
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Ingredients

Spiced fig and apple jam
  • 2 granny smith apples (500g), peeled, cored, chopped finely
  • 2 cup (500ml) water
  • 16 fresh figs (1 kg), chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
  • 1.1 kilogram (5 cups) caster (superfine) sugar, approximately
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick, halved
  • 2 vanilla beans, halved lengthways

Method

Spiced fig and apple jam
  • 1
    Combine apple and the water in large saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until apple is soft. Add figs and juice; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Measure fruit mixture; allow ¾ cup (165g) sugar for each cup of mixture. Return mixture and sugar to pan with remaining ingredients; stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Boil, uncovered, about 45 minutes or until jam gels when tested.
  • 3
    Pour into hot sterilised jars; seal immediately.

Notes

Finely grate the rind from the oranges before juicing them.

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