Uses for fig jam
- The Librarian May 13, 2012 10:06 AM
Just was given a jar and would like to use it on something other than toast. There are some recipes online, but I thought I'd ask the experts. Any special recipes?
Figs are very plentiful in NC and part of the food traditions of the area. The following link is for a very good Ocracoke style fig cake:
Fig preserves are also very nice in thumbprint cookies. The new Southern Latino Table has a savory thumbprint with fig preserves, but I can't locate an online source for the recipe.
I made the Ocracoke Fig Cake with fig preserves (not fresh, as it is March) last night for a dinner party, and it was more luscious than I remembered it from the first time I made it. Now, the problem is that I left the cake at my friend's home and there is none for me. May have to make another one today!
Fig Cake: http://www.newsobserver.com/cgi-bin/n...
Buttermilk Glaze for the Fig Cake: http://www.newsobserver.com/cgi-bin/n...
Spread on top of a brie wheel and baked until soft.
Fig jam and just about any soft cheese in a grilled sandwich is heaven
But I love it right out of the jar and spread on waffles, pancakes, muffins, scones, popovers, crepes and pancakes.
And topped or folded into a muffin batter is lovely too!
added to dips, spreads and salad dressing!
as HillJ mentioned dressing, it makes a wonderful vinaigrette with champagne vinegar & walnut oil.
- combine with sharp mustard for a really tasty spread
- use it in a sweet or savory tart
- make ice cream (or just drizzle on or mix in),
- top or fill crepes
- turn it into a glaze (with balsamic) for pork, game meat or poultry
- combine with mascarpone & use in a trifle