Easy Microwave Fig Jam
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh figs (6-10 figs, depending on the size of the figs)
  • 11/2 cup seeded, peeled orange, diced
  • 11 1/2 cups of sugar (reduce if you want, though it won't set as well)
  • 11 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 13 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 11/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 11/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 11/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 11/2 teaspoon butter1 Macerate fruit in sugar: Place the ingredients in a large ceramic or glass bowl or casserole (we use a 2-quart pyrex measuring cup), stir to combine, let sit for 30 minutes for the fruit to macerate in the sugar. 2 Cook in microwave: Place in microwave. You will cook the fruit mixture on the high setting for approximately 15 minutes. As soon as the mixture starts to boil, after about 6 to 8 minutes, stop the cooking and stir. Continue cooking and stir every few minutes. At about 13 minutes the mixture should start to get viscous. If you spoon out a bit on to a small plate that has been in the freezer, you can push the mixture around a bit with your finger tip to see how thick it is. If it is runny, cook it a couple minutes more. You can also check by seeing how the jam runs off of a spoon. If it seems to firm up a bit as it drips, it's done. If you use a large pyrex measuring cup as we have done here, you can see that you start with close to 3 cups of liquid. You want to boil it down to 2 cups. 3 Pour into jars: Pour out the jam into jars, leaving 1/4-inch of headroom from the top of the jars. If you want to keep your jam in a cupboard, then use sterilized jars (heat them in the oven at 200°F for 10 minutes). If you plan to eat up quickly and will keep them in the refrigerator, regular clean jars will do.

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