When I think of figs, I think of my younger years, my mom loved them and had planted a tree as soon as we moved into our new home in Phoenix.
To a teenager they were not oranges, my new fun fruit I could pick off the tree in our yard. They were too sweet, gritty and weird.
It's been a loooong time since that first taste.
I must have done some growing and changing because, wow! I love them now!
My bestest friend has 2 trees in her yard. Huge, old trees that are full of fruit. Isy and I picked a few bags full yesterday and it became a new love!
Simple, easy fruit that you rinse, chop, add sugar, water and lemon juice to make a delicious refrigerator jam that is awesome with bread or cheese and crackers etc.
"Fig Refrigerator Jam"
1 lb. figs
1/2 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
1/2 c. lemon juice
In a medium sauce pan, combine all ingredients.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat & cover.
Simmer approximately 1 hour.
Remove from heat and mash with a potato masher.
After cooling, place in jam jars and store in the refrigerator.
Keeps up to 2 weeks
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