California Fig and Apple Jam

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California Fig and Apple Jam

If you’ve never made fig jam before, this Apple Fig Jam is a great place to start. Cook down the fruit and let the jam set-up.
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  • 2 quarts cored and chopped apples with skin (8 cups)
  • 14 large fresh figs stems removed (approximately 16 ounces)
  • 1 cup seedless grapes green or red
  • ½ cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stems removed
  • 4 white or green cardamom pods
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon oil Boyajian preferred, or orange blossom water


  • Combine the apples, fresh figs, grapes, dried figs, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla bean paste and lemon oil or orange blossom water in a large saucepan or pot set over medium heat. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 55 to 60 minutes, until the fruit softens and releases its juices.
  • Remove from the heat, cool slightly and then run through a food mill or push through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl. Discard the solids. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

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