We have a fig tree in our garden and each year I forget to pick the figs I know, it’s terrible isn’t it.
This year I’ve remembered. And so I had a pile of figs and nothing to do with them last night. I found this recipe this morning and have just made two jars of fig compote, using some of our hedgerow blackberries too.
Basically, all you do is the figs into rough quarters, chuck in the blackberries, put some lemon juice in as well and some cinnamon and then boil it up until it goes squidgy. Then i mashed it up using a potato ricer for a bit and put it into jars that I washed out with boiling water.
Now, I know these are not properly sterilised but, I do not expect this compote to last the week anyway! And I will keep it in the fridge.
The whole thing took half an hour. And I was cleaning the kitchen at the same time. I wish it only took half an hour to clean the kitchen!
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