jalapeno balsamic fig perserves

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By Deborah Duncan
from Louisville, MS

I got this from a friend of mine. The regular recipe doesn't call for jalapenos.

prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For jalapeno balsamic fig perserves

  • 6 lb
    figs
  • 4 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tsp
    black peppercorns tied into a sachet
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4
    chopped jalapenos

How To Make jalapeno balsamic fig perserves

  • 1
    Wash the figs remove the stems, and coarsely chop them.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, add the figs, sugar, balsamic vinegar, peppercorn sachet, lemon juice and jalapenos, Bring them to a simmer over medium high heat, then reduce heat to low and maintain a gentle simmer. Cook stirring to break up large pieces of fig, until the jam reaches 220 degrees F, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • 3
    Remove from heat, add vanilla extract and stir well. If you prefer smoother jam, you can use an immersion blender to puree the jam.Ladle into sterilized jars, add lids, and rims. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

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