Fig Jam

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 38 min
  • Prep: 8 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 cup
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1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

12 dried black mission figs

3 tablespoons brandy or apple juice

1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted * see Cook's Note


  1. For the jam:
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, figs, and brandy (or apple juice) over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Pour into a food processor and add the hazelnuts. Blend until smooth and thick.
  4. *Cook's Note: To toast the hazelnuts: preheat a 350 degree F oven. Arrange the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly toasted. Cool completely before using.

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