FIG & RUM CONSERVE
IngredientsServes 2 cups (500 ml)
1 lb (500 g) dried Mission figs, stemmed and coarsely chopped
1 cup (250 ml) Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum, divided
¼ cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
¾ cup + ½ cup (175 ml + 125 ml) water
1 tsp (5 ml) grated fresh ginger
⅓ cup (75 ml) dark brown sugar
1 pinch salt
- In a medium, heavy-bottomed, saucepan, combine figs, ½ cup (125 ml) spiced rum, lemon juice, water, ginger, brown sugar and salt. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring, until figs are very tender and no liquid remains in pan, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
- Add remaining ½ cup (125 ml) spiced rum to pan. Using a handheld blender, process mixture until smooth. Spoon mixture into eight ¼-cup (60 ml) sterilized jars. Wipe rims of jars clean and seal. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Use as a condiment on cheese and charcuterie boards.