Raspberry Fig Jam

2014-07-16
  • Yield : 6 pints
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 60m
  • Cook Time : 3:0 h
  • Ready In : 4:0 h
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A new twist on fig jam…Raspberry flavor.

The recipe does call for peeling the figs; some Cajun cooks prepare the recipe by grinding the entire fig with skin on.

Fun facts on the delicious raspberry from the USDA
▪ Raspberries can be red, black, purple, and golden in color
▪ Black raspberries are different from blackberries
▪ Raspberries shouldn’t be washed until immediately before eating
▪ Raspberries are the most delicate berry because they have a hollow core
▪ There are over 200 species of raspberries across the world
▪ Raspberries are a member of the rose family
▪ Raspberry plants can live for up to 10 years.

Did you know that there is now a Raspberry Liqueur? From Wikipedia –  Common drinks made  include the Raspberry Margarita, French Manhattan, and Vodka Gimlet),  to name a few.

Ingredients

  • 7 cups figs peeled and processed through food processor or mashed
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 large boxes raspberry jello or 2 packs Raspberry Kool Aid

Directions

Step 1

Peel and grind the figs.

Step 2

Over medium heat, add the sugar, salt and jello to the cooking pot and the cup of hot water. Stir until blended.

Step 3

Add the figs and cook over low heat for approximately 2 to 3 hours.stirring often to prevent scorching until the mixture thickens.

Step 4

Pour into canning jars and process in a hot water bath for 10 to 15 minutes.

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