Fig-Sesame Jam

Fig-Sesame Jam
Photo by Miki Duisterhof


  • 2 pounds firm-ripe fresh figs
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 3- by 1-inch strips fresh lemon zest

Simmer sugar and water in a large heavy saucepan, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Gently stir in figs, zest, and lemon juice and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thick and syrupy, 1 3/4 to 2 hours. Gently stir in sesame seeds.

View full recipe at Epicurious


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