Sweet and Sour Fig Jam

Serve with creamy cheeses, such as Manouri, Ricotta Salata, or a sharp Stilton, Gorgonzola or Rockford; great with cured meats, grilled and roasted poultry and game.


Makes about 2 cups

1 pound good quality Dried Figs
1 cup Sugar
1 (2-3 inch) piece Cinnamon stick
1 cup balsamic vinegar

Cut of the ends and quarter the figs.

In a saucepan add sugar, 1/2 cup water and the cinnamon stick. Cook over medium-high heat until it starts to caramelize (light caramel color).

Discard the cinnamon, and carefully pour in the balsamic vinegar, stirring to dissolve. Add the figs, lower the heat, and simmer until tender.

Store in a jar in the refrigerator. Keeps for 2 months, at least.


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