Saturday, October 6, 2012

Frog Jam


First off, because I know you're wondering, no frogs were harmed in the creation of this jam.

There are no frogs, or frog parts, in this jam, either.   I mean really! - Eww!

But you know, if you made this for your kids for Halloween, you wouldn't have to tell them that.   Just set it down in front of them and tell them that it's frog jam.   Let them wonder.

This stuff is really, really tasty.   We first found it in an Amish store, where we purchased it with glee. It was so good that I had to recreate it - plus, it was just too much fun not to make myself.

The name comes from the ingredients:  Figs, Raspberries, Orange, Ginger.

Heh.   Don't tell the kids.

Frog Jam
by www.rurification.com

  • 1 pkg dried calamyrna figs, 250gm [about 13 figs]
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 cup red raspberries [I used frozen]
  • zest and juice from 1 orange
  • 4 Tablespoons dry pectin
  • 1 Tablespoon minced candied ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
Cut the figs into tiny pieces.   I sliced them into 1/4 inch strips and then cut them again into 1/4 inch cubes.   That worked great.

Put the figs, water, raspberries, orange zest and juice and pectin in a heavy pot.   Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes to reconstitute the figs.   Raise the temp and bring to a hard boil that you can't stir down.   Boil hard for 1 minute.   Add ginger and sugar and return to a hard boil.  Stir constantly!
Ladle into jars.   Makes 3 pints.  

Note:   The flavors need to meld.   Make this at least 2 days in advance and let it sit before you dig in.  

4 comments:

  1. this does sound delicious-and love the name-lol

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  2. My kids actually like the taste of frog (it's very similar to chicken ;) ). But FROG jam is a bit more palatable to most people.

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  3. Interesting combination--definitely going to try this!

    I'm making Rum-Raisin Pear Butter (CITR recipe) right now; just finished some Peach-Blueberry Freezer Jam.

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  4. Yuh-huh-humm! I love that it's called Frog Jam And it sounds delish. And rich. Thanks for sharing!
    Yum-diddly.

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