December 10, 2010

Spicy Fig Jam

This recipe is inspired by my friend Kenji.  Kenji told me about a tart that involved figs, bourbon and chipotle.  I just had to give it a try.  The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made anytime of the year.  If you have fresh figs you would just cut back on the amount of water. 

Spicy Fig Jam

2 lbs dried figs
3 chipotle peppers, dried
1 c bourbon
4 T lemon juice
1 c sugar
4 c water

Take place the water and sugar in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and dissolve the sugar.  Turn off and add the figs and peppers.  When the figs and peppers are rehydrated drain and retain the liquid. Chop the figs and peppers into small pieces.  If you have a food processor this would be a great time to use it. :)  Place the soaking liquid, the bourbon, and lemon juice in the saucepan. Add the fig pepper mixture.  Bring to a low boil.  Place in jar and process for 45 mins.

Note: The lemon juice is to due to figs being Ph neutral.  

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