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I was given a jar of fig & ginger jam. I'm not that into sweets -- any recommendations as to how to use this?

The jar is shelf-stable and has been in my pantry for a while!

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asked about 2 years ago

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pierino
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added about 2 years ago

Stir 1 or 2 tablespoon sized scoops into plain, unflavored Greek yogurt such as Fage. The yogurt adds tartness to balance the sweet.

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pierino
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added about 2 years ago

Stir 1 or 2 tablespoon sized scoops into plain, unflavored Greek yogurt such as Fage. The yogurt adds tartness to balance the sweet.

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pierino
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added about 2 years ago

Stir 1 or 2 tablespoon sized scoops into plain, unflavored Greek yogurt such as Fage. The yogurt adds tartness to balance the sweet.

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pierino
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added about 2 years ago

I don't know why my answer appeared three times. Sorry about that.

AntoniaJames
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added about 2 years ago

Use it in these savory treats come autumn (or now, but really, these are wonderful for Thanksgiving and winter holiday parties). https://food52.com/recipes...
Of course, you don't need much for those.
It would also be ideal on a cheese platter. Put out half a jar in a medium ramekin with a variety of cheeses - including of course with fruit for dessert -- and watch it disappear.
Also delicious on crostini along with lightly salted ricotta, as an appetizer, especially on grilled bread during the summer. If the jam seems too sweet, cut it with a touch of lemon juice and lemon zest.
So many options!
(Bottom line: I'd put 3 tablespoons of it in the freezer, to use in the blue cheese savories listed above, were I to open the jar within the next few months.) ;o)

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pierino
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added about 2 years ago

Tasting from afar here but the ginger should add some sharpness too.

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Nancy
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added about 2 years ago

Use it in this fig pesto mascarpone cheescake
Epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Fresh-Fig-Mascarpone-and-Pesto-Torte-13233#ixzz1ow5axvks
Or just serve as part of a cheese plate, with wonderful crackers, fruit and wines.

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PHIL
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added about 2 years ago

I have a jar too, and this is how I put that bad boy to work. Take a pizza shell , either make it or buy one or you could use some nice bread or foccacia like Antonia mentioned, bake the dough if uncooked. saute some onions nice and soft. rub some olive oil on the pizza/bread , put some onions on, then tear some strips of Prosciutto and put on the pizza, spread some fig jam right on the prosciutto here and there top with some shredded smoked mozzarella . pop it under the broiler to get a nice melt . After you eat this pizza you'll be buying more fig jam. For an easier option just spread on some crackers with some of your favorite cheeses.not as exciting but still good

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AntoniaJames
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added about 2 years ago

Whoa, PHIL, I'm trying that! I was given a jar of fig+Meyer lemon jam that I have yet to open. What inspiration you've provided. Thank you. ;o)

Stephanie
added about 2 years ago

Salivating over here. Yup, this is going on my weekend dinner plan.

PHIL
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added about 2 years ago

I make it for my Mom , that's why I'n her favorite

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AntoniaJames
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added about 2 years ago

Too funny, PHIL. Totally make sense. ;o)

sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added about 2 years ago

Try basting it on bacon to add to summer burgers.

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AntoniaJames
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added about 2 years ago

sLCx, that sounds insanely delicious. Noted for future reference! ;o)

cv
cv
added about 2 years ago

I would mix with other ingredients (ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard, soy sauce, citrus juice, etc.) to make a BBQ sauce, particularly with pork.

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foofaraw
added about 2 years ago

- stir in into tea
- add to BBQ sauce or chicken marinade
- as salad dressing: olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then add jam, salt & pepper to taste (I'd say: 1/8-1/4 cup : 1/4 cup : 1T : 1/2 tsp : 1/4 tsp to start with)

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BerryBaby
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added about 2 years ago

I spread it on a round of Brie and wrap the Brie in puffed pastry. Serve it warm, it is really delicious!

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Emily Love
added about 2 years ago

I love these fig and blue cheese savories (just put a tiny amount on each savory)
https://food52.com/recipes...

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Stephanie
added about 2 years ago

Some great ideas here! I would toss in...
- Use in place of simple syrup in a cocktail recipe or to sweeten tea (hot or iced) or club soda/seltzer.
- Grilled cheese & ham sandwich/panini - a sharp cheese and a bit of arugula will cut the sweetness.
- Stir it into oatmeal or overnight oats.

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Michele
added about 2 years ago

A really nice brie or camembert with rustic crackers would work really well with a little dollop of the jam on it. Yum!

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Jennifer W
added almost 2 years ago

Use it in a cocktail. Like this one http://www.dessertfortwo...

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PHIL
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added almost 2 years ago

Soooo....... what did you decide to do with it SMSF??

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Bevi
added almost 2 years ago

I tasted some fig and ginger jam made at a restaurant in Wellfleet, called Winslow's (the old Aesop's Table). it was amazing. I think you could use it in a puff pastry mini tart, with grilled chicken, in yogurt, as an ice cream topping (thinned with a little flamed booze or even water), and of course on toast or as a sandwich spread. A little mixed in a vinaigrette would go a long way too.

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SMSF
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added almost 2 years ago

Wow, thank you all for your terrific suggestions! The response has been great. I suspect the jam will not be around much longer thanks to you wonderful folks. I'll report back once I've put a bunch of these ideas into use. : )

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