How to Make Fig jam
- Fill 6 jelly jars (1/2 pints), seal and give a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
- You can certainly use regular pectin, but you will need to increase your sugar to 5 cups. I prefer to save my money and calories and use the low sugar pectin.
- Depending on how sweet the fruit is, I start with 1 cup of sugar and may have to add more-- this is true of any of the sweeteners.
I made it with honey instead of sugar- it took 1 cup.
I also made it with stevia. That took 1/2 cup.
- Pectin note: sometimes I need to add more pectin. After it has boiled, dip a spoon in the mixture. Let it cool for a moment, then try to draw a line down the back of the spoon. If you can, you are good. If the jam slips off the spoon, add a bit more pectin and boil for a few more moments and check again. Sometimes I have to add more pectin. I guess it depends on the water content of your fruit.