Fig marmalade/Marmellata di Fichi

1kg figs
500g sugar
zest of an organically grown lemon
3 tablespoons whisky or brandy (optional)

Wash the figs, break them open, and combine them with the sugar in a bowl. Cover them and let them rest overnight. The next morning transfer them to a pot and heat them over a moderate flame, stirring until they come to a boil. Add the lemon zest, reduce the heat, and simmer, skimming away the foam occasionally, when a drop on an inclined plate doesn’t run, transfer the marmalade to sterilised jars.

2 thoughts on “Fig marmalade/Marmellata di Fichi

  1. So did you put some alcohol in then Sarah?! Seeing as it was ‘optional’!! Have fond memories of eating figs straight from your trees! XX

    • ha, no alcohol, not sure it would be my cup of tea……yes it is lovely wondering around eating stuff straight from the tree, i’ve been a bit slack with these figs as i’ve been too busy doing the grapes. I have however, eaten nearly all the black figs, most of these green ones, i can’t even get to…trees far too big, despite pruning

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