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Jul 31, 2010 06:45 PM

What to do with jar of fig jam?

I have a jar of fig jam that I bought for an appetizer recipe my aunt recommended. The appetizer was not a hit on it's test run for an upcoming party. The fig jam was somewhat pricey, so any suggestions on how to use it up? Thanks.

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  1. I haven't fixed this ice cream but it sure does sound good.

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    1. re: c oliver

      I second the motion as the ice cream is delicious.

      1. re: YAYME

        BTW, I've found the brand but not the jam of that brand.

        1. re: c oliver

          really? try or Simply Australian, oh wait they both say they out of stock. My locval co-op carries it.

          1. re: YAYME

            We were in Sonoma in June and went into the Sonoma Market (a place I'd liketo live in). They had shelf after shelf after shelf of jams and jellies but not that. I'll check our natural foods grocery. I believe it was our WF in Reno that had two flavors but not the fig. I haven't given up :)

            1. re: bluemoon4515

              They don't ship internationally but it does show a distributor in NJ. I'll check it out. Thanks.

              1. re: bluemoon4515

                Oh, only for folks in Australia. Nevermind.

        2. Serve it over warm brie accompanied by crackers; also slather over toasted French or Italian bread slices and topped with proscuitto. For something sweet, add to cream cheese frosting for a carrot or spice cake

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          1. re: Cherylptw

            I second the jam on warm brie with crackers. I almost ate an entire round of brie myself after making this...

            1. re: bluemoon4515

              I'd have to agree that I serve fig jam with warm brie and also with some smoky hard cheese (like gouda) and crackers. It is always a big hit!

            2. re: Cherylptw

              I"m thirding the brie w/fig jam.

              spread the jam on the brie and sprinkle on slivered almonds.


              1. re: laliz

                Excellent with brie as you mentioned, and other soft mild cheeses like St Andre on a neutral cracker. I sometimes find a fig/orange jam from Croatia in cheese shops here that is excellent.

              2. re: Cherylptw

                or you could do baked brie en croute. Split the round of brie and spread the fig jam between the halves. Reassemble, wrap in puff pastry crust, and bake.

                1. re: Cherylptw

                  Oh yeah, that sounds good. I would eat it with any hard cheese too.

                2. Bake a pan of biscuits ~~~~~~~~~


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                  1. re: Uncle Bob

                    Yes. Reminds me of my childhood when grandmother made the fig jam, then took a cast iron skillet of buttermilk biscuits out of the oven. Oh my...

                    1. re: Uncle Bob

                      now tell how to make those biscuits UB :)

                    2. get a wedge of blue cheese...or saga blue which is an unholy marriage of brie and blue, some nice crackers and almonds...cracker,cheese, dollop of jam, almond on top.....

                      so GOOD!

                      1. I've used fig jam as a "liner" for a fresh fig tart: spread the jam in the bottom of a prebaked tart crust. Slice fresh figs and place them on the jam bed. Thin some fig jam with a bit of orange or lemon juice and use as a glaze on the fresh figs. Bake until the figs broil a bit and caramelize.

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