Healthy Fig Jam

Living in the countryside, all the villagers start picking figs and prepare them to make jam for winter because as we all know figs are a seasonable fruit that is very hard to find out of its  season.

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But traditional countryside Jams are usually very sweet, that will make your teeth hurt from just knowing how much sugar is in it.

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You can only have a couple of spoons before you run and drink a whole bottle of water!

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This is why I was exceptionally excited when it came down to figuring out a new way of making this recipe.

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Figs are naturally sweet. So no need to use any kind of sugar when cooking (with) figs because there are a very healthy ways to turn figs in to jam without the use of sugar.

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This fig jam recipe maintains the great taste of this fruit and the crunch of its seeds, and have a great brownish color with no help of any extra sugar..And there is no need to remind you how healthy is the figs, anyway if you want a small reminder so you will be more motivated to cook more figs check out this link !

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It looks great and tastes even better that I Just couldn’t even choose which picture to upload .

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You can eat it right from the jar, spread it on a french toasted bread or even used it as a sauce for a lot of other recipes . like I used it in my Famous  cheeseburger!

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Trust me, follow the recipe, make a big batch and store them in small containers for later. You can open the containers whenever you like.

That’s how you have a taste of summer during winter!

 

Healthy Fig  Jam

Serves: 1 small jar

Ingredients: 

  • 300g raw fig, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. artificial powder sweetener
  • ½ Tbsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. Water
  • 1 leaf ((عطرة for flavor (optional)

 

Instructions:

  • Prepare the figs the night before add the sweetener and squeeze with your hand, cover the bowl and leave it the fridge.*
  • The next morning, add the figs in the sauce pan, add the water and bring to boil on medium heat.
  • Keep stirring on medium heat for 20-25 min or till it get the thickness you want it to be.
  • Add the lemon juice and zest in the last 5 minutes from cooking and the leaf of ((عطرة
  • Turn off heat, remove the green lead and pour in a jar and let it cool uncovered.*
  • Enjoy!

Nutritional information:

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp. • Calories: 20 • Fat: 0 g • Carbs: 6 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 0 g • Sugar: 4 g

Notes:

  • If you are in a hurry you soak the figs at the same day for 20 minutes with water before cooking.
  • Leave the jar to cool very well before closing it and store it in the fridge, it can live as much as any normal jam live.

 

 

 

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