Rhubarb and Dried Fig Jam

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This delicious jam can also be made with frozen rhubarb. Make sure you weigh the rhubarb without the leaves to get an accurate ratio of rhubarb to sugar. I always make extra jars to give away for the holidays.



Step: 1

Inspect 8 half-pint jars for cracks and rings for rust, discard any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until rhubarb jam is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

Step: 2

Combine figs, port wine, and orange zest in a bowl. Soak for 2 to 3 hours.

Step: 3

Combine soaked figs, soaking liquid, and rhubarb in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rhubarb is tender and starts to fall apart, about 3 minutes.

Step: 4

Stir in pectin and bring mixture to a full rolling boil over high heat. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Return to a full rolling boil and boil for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with a ladle or a large spoon.

Step: 5

Pack rhubarb-fig jam into the prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any spills. Top with lids and tightly screw on rings.

Step: 6

Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 10 minutes.

Step: 7

Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart. Let rest for 24 hours without moving the jars. Gently press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.


Per Serving: 44 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 10.9g; sodium 0.6mg.

Eating best breakfast to continue the day has become a fabulous habit. It’s a great way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sugar hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and bring me energy to make on the morning. The sweetness is often vilified as the root of all disease, but sweetness is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your digestive system and make keep you feeling full all day , and not want likely grab a side food out of the vending machine before break .

Making fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is easy . Simply put the sweetness in your fridge next to the milk or on the bench next to your grain bowl , or beside your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll find it. Before you eating the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.

Give your body a bit of sugar in the morning is important to kick-start your healthy body for the day and insert important element to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sugar in the form of process glucose, amounting to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to support the idea that a diet high in fiber can lowering your risk of a number of cancers. And of course, you well-being from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you powerfull and healthy.

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