Mediterranean Fig and Walnut Jam is a hardy spread packed with fresh figs and crunchy walnuts bathed in a lightly sweet jam. Infused with a touch of cardamon, the vague taste of sweet pine creates a wonderful Mediterranean flavor that pairs beautifully with pork and ham, spread over toast, served with goat cheese and crackers, as a topping over flatbread, a healthy add-in for smoothies, and a delicious topping over ice cream. Since this is a new creation for me, I am still experimenting with all the wonderful ways you can use this jam. But this is a good start!
Did you now, figs are
actually flowers from the fig tree turned inside out? The seeds inside the figs are hundreds of little flowers. Don’t you just love a fun food fact! Fall seems to be the season for fresh figs in my local grocery stores. I scored these gorgeous figs at Trader
Joes where they sell them in a substantial container for a reasonable price. Unfortunately, figs come and go pretty quickly so now is the time to grab a bunch before they
are gone. If you are looking for another way to enjoy fresh figs, try my Fresh Figs with Maple Bacon Glaze recipe. I like to serve it as an appetizer when entertaining. It’s always a big hit at any gathering.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinary.butterfly on Instagram or @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest, or by using the hashtag #culinarybutterfly on Facebook
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