I think I have invented the most incredibly tasting jam ever. Over at Food in Jars blog readers are encouraged to come up with their own recipe invention for a jam. It is actually quite tricky – I had about ten ideas and all of them have been already done by someone. At first I thought it would be impossible to find a tasty combination that Google wouldn’t have a recipe readily available for.
I came up with a Fig Pear and Walnuts recipe. It tastes divine. The jam is translucent, with a fragrant scent. At first you taste the sweetness of the pear and the fig and you go “hmm, yeah, that’s OK” but then you bite on a small piece of a walnut and that’s when it all changes. The walnut is a bit tart and cuts through the sweet jam. The walnut turns a prim & proper conserve into a fascinating jam. The walnut wakes up all your senses and makes you want to have another spoon. The walnut turns breakfast into a culinary experience.
A perfect early morning comfort food.
Fig Pear and Walnut Jam
150 gr ripe figs
150 gr pears
300 gr preserving sugar
2 handful of walnuts (crashed with your fingers before adding in)
juice of 1/2 lemon (you could add more if you like)
Method (makes 2x250ml jars)
- Cut figs in very thin slices
- Peel and slice pear, also quite thin (The pear won’t cook into mash so the thinner you slice the easier it is to spread on a toast later)
- Warm the fruit mix in a pot and add sugar
- Add juice of the 1/2 a lemon
- Cook for about 10 minutes (my jam was very liquid and boiling vigorously, so – watch out)
- Taste to see if you want to add more lemon juice
- Test if the jam has reached the setting point
- Once jam is ready to be filled into the jars add walnuts
- Tastes best with a whole grain toast