I found myself eating spoonfuls of this jam out of the pot. The rest never even made it into a jar. You’ll see why next.
Simple Fig Jam
Makes about one cup.
8 oz. fresh figs (about 7 figs)
1/4 c. turbinado sugar
the juice of 1/2 a small lemon
1/2 a vanilla bean
Slice the tops off the figs and quarter them. Combine the figs, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla bean scrapings and pod in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Keep stirring and lightly mashing the fruit until thickened.
I put the used vanilla bean in our coffee.