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steak bites with blue cheese

Fig & bourbon jam

  • Author: Jess Pryles
  • Yield: 8 oz jar 1x



7 oz dried figs

1/2 cup bourbon

Juice of one lemon

3/4 cup water

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp white sugar


  1. Cut the hard nub off the stem of the figs then place in saucepan. Add water, bourbon and lemon juice.
  2. Bring mix to the boil, then lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until figs have softened. It may help to break the harder ones up with a spoon a little as they cook.
  3. Using caution because the mixture is hot, transfer mix to a blender and blend thoroughly until there are no large chunks of skin.
  4. Return the blended mix to saucepan over low heat, and add sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar and thicken to a paste/spread consistency.
  5. Pour into a clean jar and keep refrigerated.