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Oct 7, 2013 02:25 AM

Do you think this jam is still good?

I made some fig balsamic jam a month and a half ago and haven't used it all up. School sort of got in the way of my plans. I realize you should use it within a month but with figs out of a season, I would hate to throw it away. Its been stored in a plastic container but nothing looks wrong with it. I would like to stuff a pork loin roast with it this week. What do you think?

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  1. Of course it'll be fine. Jam isnt called a preserve for nothing. First sign of anything being wrong would be mould. No mould, no problem.

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    1. re: Harters

      I was just hesitant as it wasn't canned. Cant can in my house as my house is a no glass zone (dont want to risk it as brother is autistic). But its great to know I can use it.

      1. re: PrinceZuko

        People made jam long before there were glass jars to seal it up in -- the large amount of sugar and the long cooking preserves the fruit (and incidentally tastes good). You will find if you try to make low sugar jam that it won't keep as long.

        1. re: DebinIndiana

          yes -- recipes about for freezer jam, which is typically stored in plastic boxes.

    2. Has it been in the fridge? If so, use it happily.

      If not, check it very closely for off odors and mould spots. If there's anything out of whack, pitch it.

      1. It's cooked and in the frig, it has a loooong life, use it!

        1. I wouldn't be so sure that it's okay.

          With all due respect just because you don't see mould doesn't mean it's still good. It can still contain salmonella.

          Personally, I would be wary of eating it. Not worth it.

          1. If it was properly made, jam does not 'go bad'. It can get mouldy if you're unlucky but that's not common. The high sugar content keeps anything nasty from growing in it.