September 04, 2013
Fig Honey Cardamom Jam
4 cups diced, slightly mashed figs (Celeste)
1/2 cup summer wildflower honey
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3/4-1 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 tablespoons Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Evenly sprinkle the bottom of the Ball Jam Maker with the pectin. Spoon the fruit, honey and spices in a relatively even layer over the pectin. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Press the jam button. You will hear a beep at 4 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the fruit mixture while the machine is still running. Cover and wait for the jam cycle to complete. Press the cancel button and unplug the machine.
If not using a Ball Jam Maker, make the jam on the stovetop using the traditional method as seen in this recipe.
Ladle the jam into prepared jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Process in the hot water bath for 10 minutes.
Yield: about 4 8-oz jars
Note: A great source for canning information is the Blue Book guide to preserving. I highly recommend it for learning how to can. Here is a bunch of other canning books and equipment I find useful.