Fresh Fig Jam
(Taze Incir Reçeli)
1 kg fresh figs, rinsed with cold water
3 or 3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
Juice of one lemon
To prepare the syrup; place the water and sugar in a medium-size saucepan. First bring to a boil and turn the heat down to medium-low. After 25-30 minutes add the figs and cinnamon. Continue to cook for about 10-15 more minutes. Add the lemon juice, stir and turn the heat off.
Remove the pot from the heat and cool for a few minutes. Pour carefully into canning jar and seal. Store in a dark and cool place.
*Test the jam by dabbing a little on one of the cold plate. Wait for a few seconds, then push the jam with your fingertip. If it wrinkles, it is done:) If not, cook for 2-3 more minutes.