Do you love Figs? Then make some Fig Preserve. Great on your oatmeal, toast, sammie, in your smoothie, and on top of cheese. I could go on and on, but you get it. Make this Fig Preserve.
I have been so thrilled with the Figs that I have found at the market that I can’t stop buying them. Though why would I not want to buy them? Figs are luscious and sweet, and a great source of potassium the mineral that helps to control blood pressure and help our muscles to recover after a tough workout. Since many people not only do not eat enough fruits and vegetables but do consume high amounts of sodium as salt is frequently added to processed foods, they may be deficient in potassium.
The unfortunate thing about fresh figs is that they don’t have a long shelf life, usually 3 days, so you need to gobble them up soon after you bring them home. I came up with this simple but delicious gluten free fig preserve to help our family to enjoy the for weeks to come. I find this perfect on my morning pancakes or oatmeal. You can also use it on your toast, or in your grilled cheese or as a sweet topping on your grilled chicken.
Don’t miss my other fantastic fig recipes at the bottom of the post. You can never have too many delicious fig recipes! Enjoy.
- 16 ounces fresh black mission figs ends trimmed and quartered
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place trimmed and quartered figs into a small baking dish and drizzle vinegar and honey over top.
- Toss to coat figs.
- Cover with aluminum foil
- Bake figs for 15 minutes.
- Remove and let cool a few minutes then puree in blender for 1-2 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
A few other ways I suggest using figs
Fig Preserve and Brie Grilled Cheese
Pistachio Mascarpone Fig and Honey Tartlets
Chocolate Fig Protein Smoothie
coming tomorrow: 10/1/014
Fig Cake with Coconut Vanilla Glaze
Jalapeño and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Fig Compote
4 comments on “Fig Preserve”
Have you attempted this with frozen, thawed this? They sell bags at trader Joe’s. I love the idea but fresh figs are expensive.
We adore figs and a fig preserve with a cheese plate. I have yet to make one. I have to try your recipe.
Amy, planted my first fig plant this spring. Can’t wait until it starts bearing fruit. Thanks for all the recipes.
I adore figs…and love how simple this jam is to make! Thanks for sharing!