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Feb 10, 2011 06:19 PM

Burnt Fig Jam......What do I do with it?!?!

So I was giving a jar of Maggie Beers 'Burnt Fig Jam'

It acutally isnt a very pleasent tasting jam on it's own or on toast
it's extremely strong and needs something to go with it or cut through it

Does anyone have any ideas?! A cake maybe? I'm totally unaware of how to use it!
And I definitely dont want to throw it away, I think it could work well if used correctly

Help would be greatly appreciated please!

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    sounds like it would be great stirred into yogurt or ice cream...or maybe combined with cheese, caramelized onions and black pepper to make a topping for crostini or a tart.

    1. Well, if it's already opened, I guess it's too late to "re-gift" it.
      Fig jam cake would be my first choice. But the whole idea of burnt fig jam is, IMO, so bizarre that it must be a foodie cult thing. I'd need a glass of good Spanish Port to wash it down.

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      1. re: todao

        I know, I think I was probably the re-giftee! I was thinking a cake, there are so many great ideas here and I'm sure the jam will go along way. I'm definitely down for the spanish port

      2. you could layer it into a trifle with a not too sweet vanilla-y custard, some crumbled shortbread or crumbled genoise or sponge or angel food cake, or ladyfingers... some chopped nuts if you like

        make a fig and gorgonzola pizza along with some candied walnuts and arugula

        swirl it into a basic muffin or cupcake batter before baking

        fig and grilled cheese sandwich - preserves, goat cheese, lemon zest, basil, and a drizzle of honey on whole wheat, pumpernickel or cinnamon raisin bread

        combine with ricotta cheese to make a dessert ravioli filling

        ...hope you enjoy it!

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        1. re: Emme

          combine with ricotta cheese to make a dessert ravioli filling
          ...or crepe filling. goat cheese would be terrific as well.

          1. re: Emme

            fantastic ideas, thankyou. That sandwich sounds amazing, I'll definitely give it a try

          2. Just had it two nights ago with foie gras and homemade crackers. Divine.

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            1. re: chefathome

              I wouldnt of thought foie gras, makes sense though! Thankyou

              1. re: dinnerwithfox

                It's awesome. The bitterness of the jam is such a lovely contrast to the fatty succulence of the foie.