Scratch Fig Jam
Recipe type: sauce
  • 9 ounces dried figs (For a lighter color, use the more expensive golden figs.)
  • 1½ cups water
  • 6 ounces (one small pack) fresh raspberries (optional)
  1. Slice and dice the figs and place into a small, non-reactive bowl.
  2. Get tap water as hot as you can and pour 1½ cups over the figs to re-hydrate.
  3. Let steep for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. When cooled, place all in a blender and pulse into a fine jam.
  5. (Optional) Place fresh strawberries into the blender with the figs for color and heightened flavor.
  6. Further Manipulation: To turn your proprietary fig jam into a fig-mascarpone pudding, just add 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese and 2 ounces of whole milk ricotta and blend.
Recipe by Pizza Today at