Drunken Fig Jam {and some lists}

Drunken Fig Jam

Late this past summer, when I should have been obsessed with writing recipes for grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free meals, I was obsessed with figs. I don’t know why, except that the Black Mission figs looked and tasted amazing this year. I couldn’t get enough of fig jam and cheese on bread and crackers.

Drunken Fig Jam

This recipe was originally destined to be in a cookbook I’m finishing up, but because it has seeds in it I thought it might be dicey for some folks.

So I pulled the recipe from the book and thought I would hold on to it for another time, which has become now. I’ve been sharing a few jars of this lip-smacking jam here and there, and I’ll probably do a bit more of the same over the next few weeks.

Before I share the recipe, I want to share my holiday wish list with you, and also share a suggested wish list for someone you may know who’s made a change in their eating and cooking style. Both lists are all about cooking and baking. What a surprise.

What’s crazy for me is that I have an Amazon Prime account, so I bought myself practically everything on my wish list a while ago. There’s something about getting what I want two days after I wish for it, and no shipping cost. As a matter of fact, I’ve been racking up the Amazon brown boxes to the tune of about one box a day. This is an addiction I must break soon.

Here’s what’s left of my wish list:

  • Jerusalem
  • a cure for Crohn’s disease (not to mention all auto-immune diseases please)
  • and we can retroactively include everything else I’ve purchased over at Amazon the past 3 months and call me good

Here’s a short wish list for someone starting out on a new diet, a new eating lifestyle, or just trying to kick up their health along with their cooking and baking repertoire:

I could go on for a while, but that’s a good start.

We’ve delayed our Hanukkah festivities until my oldest finishes up finals and comes home from school, and my big book deadline is at the end of this week. All this means I’m not sure I’ll get to sharing any more recipes until after December 15th. Until then, here’s what I’m cooking up (besides a book):

  • zucchini pancakes
  • potato latkes
  • butternut squash latkes
  • cauliflower scallion pancakes
  • herb-crusted rib eye, for the men (and a few women) in my life
  • roasted brussel sprouts
  • french onion soup

Drunken Fig Jam


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8 Responses to Drunken Fig Jam {and some lists}

  1. Charlotte says:

    ‘As a matter of fact, I’ve been racking up the Amazon brown boxes to the tune of about one box a day. This is an addiction I must break soon.’
    Lol, yes, i’m an amazon junkie too – got an amazing bargain on there just this morning, previous order was, oh whoops, only yesterday.
    I don’t have Jerusalem, but read an article on it in a magazine recently and there were several sample recipes in there. Have made 2 so far. The shakshuka was lovely, the lamb meatballs with barberries not so popular with the kids, although it was a really interesting flavour i guess it was too different to anything they’d had before. I made a double batch of the meatballs though so we’ll be giving it another go this week.

    • Erica says:

      Yes, love shakshuka! I’m not a lamb fan either (well, I don’t eat much meat anyway). Interesting that it has meat dishes in it since Plenty was all vegetables and fruit. Can’t wait.

  2. Penny says:

    Oh yummy! Thank you so much for posting. One question: are these fresh figs or dried?

    • Erica says:

      yes, I used fresh figs. thanks! Just added “fresh” :). I imagine you could use dried figs, but you would want to soak them it hot water before adding them to the recipe. My guess is fresh is best for texture.

  3. Alanna says:

    This looks absolutely exquisite. I love figs (and honey…and booze). Will definitely be making this come fig season! Your photos and site are stunning – looking forward to reading more. 🙂

  4. Tc says:

    This jam is absolutely delicious!!!! Thank you. I did squeeze a little of the lemon juice in it and let the mixture sit for about 4 hours. Absolutely perfect flavor!

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