Making your own fruit butters and jam from organic dried fruit is easy and less expensive than store bought version. Makes about 32-40 ounces of Fig Jam.
1 pound organic dried figs
3-4 cups water
1. Snip of the hard stem, if any, off of each fig.
2. Place figs in a 3.5 quart saucepan and add 3 cups water to the fruit. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and continue to cook until fruit is soft, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Remove from heat and puree fruit with a hand blender, food processor or blender. Be careful not to splatter, the fruit is hot. The hand blender is convenient because you can leave the fruit in the pot. The mixture should be very thick. If you prefer a thinner consistency blend in more water.
3. Let cool, store in clean jars or containers and refrigerate.