1.5lbs.fresh green figscut into quarters about 3-4 cups.
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1t.pure vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer uncovered. Turn it down to the lowest heat and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has evaporated. The longer it cooks the thicker it will get. It will also thicken after it’s cooled.
For a smoother jam purée directly in the pot with an immersion blender or transfer to a food processor. Makes about 2 cups. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 months.