Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Napa Cabernet & Fresh Fig Preserves
NAPA CABERNET & FRESH FIG PRESERVES
2.5 cups figs, quartered
3/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon* (doesn't have to be a Napa one!)
1/2-3/4 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar (or a little more depending on how dry your wine is)
Juice of one lemon
In a heavy saucepan, add all your ingredients and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes or until the jam starts thickening up and coats the back of a spoon (check on mixture every couple minutes and stir to prevent sticking or burning).
Allow the preserves to cool. Refrigerate. (I like to stir them up a bit with a fork to mash the fruit--but you don't have to do that unless you don't like your fruit chunky--in that case--cut your fruit up smaller)
*Next time, I think I may try them with a port.....
Makes one jar (about 12-13 ounces).