As I am sure you are probably aware, I am absolutely obsessed with my bread maker and when I spotted the ‘JAM’ programme I just had to give it a go. I have the Fast Bake Morphy Richards Breadmaker* and it is by far one of the most used machines in my kitchen. If you don’t have a breadmaker, I have a regular fig jam with no added sugar recipe here for you.
Homemade jam made using lemon juice as a preservative will last for up to a year if canned in sterlised jars, once opened make sure you refridgerate and it should last around 2 to 3 months in the fridge!
How to sterilise jam jars.
To sterilise the jars, place the jars in a baking tray and pour boiling water into each jar making sure it overflows into the tray, this ensures that the rim has also been sterilised. Be sure to place the lids in the baking tray to and make sure they are completely cover in boiling water. Leave to cool, remove carefully with clean hands and pop the jam in, closing the lids as tightly as you can.
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Sugar Free Fig Jam - made in a bread maker.
A simple fig jam made with 3 ingredients and no added sugar in a bread maker.
Makes: 2 medium sized jars.
- 30 fresh figs
- 1 cup of boiling water
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Wash the fruit.
- Cut the figs into quarters with the skin on.
- Place directly into the bread maker.
- Add 1 cup of boiling water.
- Add the juice of one lemon.
- On my bread maker I have a "jam" programme, it takes nearly two hours to cook. Choose this programme and leave the bread maker to do its amazing work.
- Once the bread maker tells you it has finished, pour the jam into a heat proof dish and using a hand held food blender mix the jam for a finer consistency.
- Store the jam in sterilised jars. The jam should last for up to a year unopened. Once the jar has been opened, store in the fridge for up to three months.