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Fresh figs jam

Green and black figs make delicious jams
Green and black figs make delicious jams

Fresh fig fruits are processed into a spreadable jam, great for sandwiches and healthy energetic snacks. To make one 1 kilo of fig jam, you need:


1 kg of small sized white figs

600 g of sugar

Juice of 1 lemon

4-5 pebbles of gum Arabic (mastic), grounded

5 geranium leaves, washed

1 cup of sesame seeds, roasted

The color of fig jam depends on the fruits color
The color of fig jam depends on the fruits color


  1. Rinse the figs and drain them. Make sure they are dry before trimming their peduncles (tails)
  2. In a heavy-bottomed cooking pot, layer the figs and sugar starting with a layer of sugar in the bottom and leave to soak overnight
  3. On the next day, bring the mixture to boil while continuously stirring with a wooden spatula to completely dissolve the sugar and avoid it from sticking to the pot sides and bottom
  4. Add the lemon juice as soon as the mixture starts boiling and remove froth when it is formed
  5. Incorporate the mastic and the geranium leaves and boil for 30 mns
  6. When the syrup starts evaporating, add the roasted sesame and stir for few more minutes until the jam has thickened. Remove away from fire
  7. Let cool down before pouring the jam into sterilized glass jars and closing tight. Don’t forget to remove the geranium leaves
  8. Refrigerate after opening


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