Do you think this jam is still good?
- PrinceZuko Oct 7, 2013 02:25 AM
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?
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.
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.
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.