Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade Recipe

by anamika on October 27, 2012

in Breakfast, marmalade /jam

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Homemade fresh figs marmalade

Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade Recipe

I am a big fan of Figs, be it fresh or dried. I am simply obsessed with figs and somehow always rate them higher in my eating list. I eat dried figs more than the fresh ones because I feel we do not get that rich quality fresh figs out here, but recently when I saw fresh figs while ordering my online grocery from towness, I was too tempted to order fresh figs. I was happy I finally got nice fresh figs from towness. I used these figs in making Fresh Figs Marmalade, Figs Ice Cream and rest I used in my fruit salads :)!

Homemade fresh figs marmalade

This figs marmalade is so delicious that I would not want this to finish and best about this is that all my picky eaters at home also liked it. I kept it simple and have not added many ingredients to this recipe and may be I can experiment  little more with this recipe next time by adding few more spices to it . Till then I am here sharing with you all a simple easy yet super delicious Fresh Figs Marmalade recipe.

Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade

Next on my list is to make Fresh Figs cake. Anything with Figs is always a big YES for me!!!!

Not to miss, clicking this marmalade took the hell out of me, certain days are like this and this was one of them. Just to share with you all that I got real frustrated while clicking this super delicious marmalade photo because I was not able to reach to the picture I had imagined and I wanted and literally had to give up though my daughter came to my rescue by lending a helping hand but by then my mind was already out of control and I was not in the mood to take any kind of help, poor she :( , I guess this happens many times to most of us who all are into food blogging. I am still into the learning phase though when it comes to food photography and feel way to go!

Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade

Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade

However after so much of effort in trying to get the right pictures, I could manage to get these pictures which I am sharing with you all here and I hope you like these :). This time cooking marmalade was easy for me but clicking got tough :)!

Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade So here I go with an easy recipe of Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade ….. Happy Cooking!

Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 1 small jar

Homemade Fresh Figs Marmalade Recipe

Ingredients

  • Fresh Figs - 500 grms (14-15 fresh green figs)
  • Granulated sugar - 2 cups
  • Lemon Zest (grated) - 1/2 lemon
  • Lemon Juice - 1/2 lemon
  • Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water - 1 cup

Instructions

  1. Wash Figs nicely.
  2. Take a non-stick pan, add water to the pan, when the water is about to boil add in chopped figs to it. Lower flame and stir.
  3. Keep it on low flame and continuing stirring in-between.
  4. Cover and let the figs cook and get tender, press the figs a little to get to the jam / marmalade kind consistency with a wooden spatula.
  5. Now add in sugar and mix gently.
  6. Add in lemon zest to it and continue to cook on medium-low stirring occasionally.
  7. Cook till the marmalade gets little thicker, if you want your marmalade to be more thick, cook for few more minutes.
  8. Mine took about 50 minutes to cook.
  9. Add in lemon juice, cinnamon powder and switch off the flame.
  10. Allow it to cool, marmalade will get thicker on cooling.
  11. Best served warm or else can be refrigerated for a week or 10 days.
  12. Serve this marmalade on toast, crackers, biscuitÔÇÖs, Indian paratha, cake and even ice creams.
  13. When cool,pour into a clean jar & close the lid tightly.
  14. Store in a dark and cool place.

Notes

I have not combined sugar and chopped figs and kept them overnight, however if you wish you can keep sugar and chopped figs overnight and start the cooking process as mentioned in my recipe the next day. Before pouring the marmalade into the glass jar, please ensure it is nicely cleaned and sterilized. Do not pour hot marmalade, allow it to cool and then pour into the sterile jars. For making the fig marmalade, please use undamaged fruit,else it will spoil the result. Also while making any kind of marmalade or jam, please ensure all the equipment you use are clean and dry. Always leave the marmalade to settle off the heat for 10 -15 mins once setting point is reached to prevent the fruit rising to the surface when poured into the jars. To check on the setting point of the marmalade, place some hot marmalade onto a plate and place it in to the fridge for 15 mins. After that push the edges of the marmalade with your index finger, it is set when it all wrinkly and thick, it does not go back when pushed with your index finger. Do not overcook. On cooling the marmalade with get thicker so check and adjust accordingly your cooking time.

Enjoy this delicious Fresh Green Figs Marmalade at home !!!! 

 

 

 

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Kanan October 27, 2012 at 4:19 AM

this looks absolutely divine. Believe me these are very good clicks. I was salivating while looking at photos. Though i have never tried to cook with fresh figs. but for sure I will in future.

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madcookingfusions October 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

thanks Kanan :)

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Isabel October 27, 2012 at 5:04 AM

looks so good…..thanks…..the pics are good too!

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madcookingfusions October 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

thanks Isabel :)

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Nisa Homey October 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Marmalade has come out perfect Anamika…while living in Coorg I used to make fig preserve and wine…

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madcookingfusions October 27, 2012 at 2:06 PM

thank you Nisa… fig wine :) wow! You need to blog about it too, can’t wait for it, please do share.

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Priya Sreeram October 27, 2012 at 2:01 PM

can understand those days of food photography. I loved the last click anamika the one where the cracker/biscut with the jam smeared. tht’s a delightful pic. and happy hoots to the fresh fig jam recipe

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madcookingfusions October 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM

thank you so much Priya :)!

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Your Cookery Book October 27, 2012 at 4:38 PM

I am not big fan of marmalade but Neil loves on toast in the breakfast. I will probably like yours one as it’s made from fresh figs. Your pics are very impressive. Looking after two little monster is bit difficult for me to pay more time and attention to detail in my photography. Still I am hoping to be there some point.

Love the picture of marmalade on crackers. I wish I could grab one. :)

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madcookingfusions October 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Thank you YCB :), I can understand how difficult it is to work things and drive your passion when you have lil or not so lil monsters to take care :), btw I also have 2 at home to handle :)!

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Sanoli Ghosh October 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

It is droolworthy marmalade. Awesome job Anamika.

today’s recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/chicken-salsa-enchilada.html

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madcookingfusions October 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM

hey thank you Sanoli :)

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BlogExplore October 28, 2012 at 7:25 PM

really good clicks..wish I cold reach out that marmalade jar..

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madcookingfusions October 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

thank you so much for liking the post :)

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sangeeta khanna October 28, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I love figs too but end up eating the dry ones more. Fresh figs are still a rare thing to come across. Loving the pictures too.

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madcookingfusions October 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

thank you Sangeeta :)

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Love2cook Malaysia October 29, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Hey dear, how you been? WOW, I just feel like digging into that beautiful marmalade now :)

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madcookingfusions October 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Thank you so much L2CM :)! I will surely be joining your event..moving onto to check the details :).Happy Hosting!!!

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Vijitha October 30, 2012 at 2:41 AM

I love figs and infact my son loves it too. Fig marmalade was one of few stuffs that were OK for me during my first trimester. I used to smear good amount of fig ones over Ritz and eat like there is no tomorrow. Love your version. Will try it soon as California is all about figs, avocados and almonds :-) I just bought home a sack of figs.

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madcookingfusions October 30, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Thank you so much Vijitha :), lucky you I must say lots of figs,avacados and almonds wow…send me some …lol! Looking forward to your version soon.

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Spandana October 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Never tried fig marmalade, looks very good.

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madcookingfusions October 31, 2012 at 6:49 AM

thank you Spandana :)

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Familycook October 31, 2012 at 7:24 AM

My Mom has a very big fig tree in her backyard and it give more fruit than they can eat or give away. I am gonna share this recipe with her so tha she can make it and save it for me:)

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madcookingfusions October 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Hey wow thats super cool…Thank you, fig tree in her backyard is a blessing :)!

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Funwidfud October 31, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Fig marmalade looks perfect and yummy..Loved the clicks..They are beautiful…

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madcookingfusions October 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM

thank you Reshmi :)!

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Joa September 19, 2013 at 1:29 AM

I tried this recipe, so here’s my experience:

I don’t know why, but for some reason there was way too much water in it. The whole ‘jam’ was like fig SOUP even after letting it simmer for a few hours. It was simply too wet!

Also, I added only half of the given amount of sugar, and it became extra sweet immediately, so the other half was not needed at all.

Anyone about to try this recipe, I’d advice you to watch it with the water! If I’ll do this jam again, I might skip adding water all together. (that’s how wet it was for me) I had to use cornstarch to make it thicker in the end, and to let it simmer for hours. A slight pain in the butt, but luckily I wasn’t in a hurry anywhere.

Also, watch the amount of sugar ~ it might not need as much as the recipe says! (Or maybe my figs were simply sweeter than usual?)

Other than that, the taste is there! Thank you!

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