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Homemade Fig Jam with Nuts – Marmelatha Syko


  • 3 kilos of ripped figs
  • 2 kilos of sugar
  • 1/2 a kilo of crushed walnuts
  • A handful of crushed pine nuts
  • 1/2 a cup of lemon juice
Homemade Fig Jam with Nuts - Marmelatha Syko

Homemade Fig Jam with Nuts – Marmelatha Syko


  • Pour some water in a large pot and bring it to boil.
  • As soon as the water boils remove it from the heat.
  • Cut the stems off the figs and with a small fork pierce the figs all over and put them in the pot with the hot water for about 15 minutes until they inflate.
  • Remove the inflated figs from the water and dry them out.
  • Weigh the figs and use about half of their weight of sugar.
  • In a large glass utensil and alternately place the figs and the sugar and leave overnight but do not refrigerate.
  • The next day, place the figs with the sugar in a large pot, add the crushed pine nuts and walnuts, pour the lemon juice and simmer on low heat.
  • Stir occasionally making sure that all the sugar is melted.
  • It may be needed to be skimmed but not after the first boil because the foam is just sugar.
  • As soon as you see that the syrup is getting thicker, you can try it by taking some of the syrup with a spoon, pour it in a small plate, tilt it a little bit and if the syrup is runny and sticky, the fig marmalade is ready.
  • If you want your jam to be thicker, just let it boil for a few more minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and set aside to cool down completely.
  • Place the Marmelatha Syko (Homemade Fig Jam) in jars and keep in the refrigerator.
  • Change amounts in the ingredient list for more or less jam.

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