- 1 kg figs, stemmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded (optional)
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
How to make Fig Jam
Edible fig is one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans.
If the climate is favorable fig tree bears 2 crops in a season; one in the early summer, from the buds of the last year; the other, which is the chief harvest, in the autumn, from those on the spring growth.
It is said that Crusaders first introduced jam and jelly to Europe when they returned their homeland; by the late Middle Ages, jams and jelly were popular in most European countries.