I love a nice fig jam to throw on a cheese plate or spread on a fresh scone. This recipe is one that I have used for years for how easy and quick it is to make. This time I decided to add a little lavender from Araceli Farms to bring a little sweetness forward over the slight bitterness you get from all the seeds. You can absolutely leave it out but it as a nice subtle flavor that helps bring this jam from meh to damn.
Lavender and Fig Jam
150g Dried Figs
2 Heavy Pinches Lavender, I used Folgate for it's mild flavor and extra medicinal benefits!
1. Remove the stems on the figs if not already removed.
2. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pot and cover with a lid.
3. Heat mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and transfer into a food processor or blender.
5. Blend together to break lavender and figs into a jam. Add more water to adjust consistency as desired.
6. Place into sealable jars and refrigerate.
7. Keep up to 1 month.
Play with the consistency to your liking. I prefer a thicker jam but I know many that like a softer jam that spreads thin. Make sure to cook it a little not only to plump the figs but also break open the lavender and get all the benefits. If you're curious about the benefits of lavender check out my post about why I love the herb so much and partnered with Araceli Farms:
You can also do this recipe with fresh figs if you have some! I tend to mostly use dried for cost and availability but I know many with fig trees and once they start producing make a few batches of jam to share with friends and neighbors!