Fig Lemon Jam
Tidbits...The sublime taste of figs freshly picked from the tree is something I discovered since I moved to Italy. They are still warm from the sun and nothing can top their natural sweetness! They can be eaten alone, or with a crusty piece of bread and prosciutto. I might be tempted but I can't eat all of the figs on the tree so I make this jam with the combined taste of lemon which adds zip to this wonderful fruit.
Wash and remove stems from figs. Do not peel. Cut into pieces.
Spray the bottom of a deep pan with cooking spray and add figs and lemon juice and finely chopped lemon rind. (yellow part only) When the seeds boil to surface, skim off as many as possible, then add sugar. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon and add water if needed. Not more than 1/4 cup.
Remove from heat and add fruit pectin. Put in sterilized jars to preserve