Figs, although they may not look like it, are packed with fiber, higher than most other fruits! Another reason why I love figs is that they combine so well with many different flavors and textures! You can combine them with herbs for a savory effect, or with honey and salt for a decadent sweet and salty treat, there are so many options. This recipe involves orange, since I just love how figs combine so well with citrus flavors. Another great option would be subbing in chai tea and vanilla for the orange.
Simple Orange Scented Fig Jam
1 cup chopped dried figs (any variety will work but make sure they are good quality)
¾ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
Chop the figs and add them to a large pot. Add in ½ cup orange juice and zest then bring to a boil. Simmer the figs until they begin to soften (about 15 minutes) adding more orange juice as needed. Once the figs are soft, add the mixture to a high speed blender and blend until very smooth, or leave a bit chunky if desired. Enjoy on a slice of whole grain toast with hard cheese topped off with herbs to add a savory note!