Fresh figs can be found this time of year in the produce section at some gourmet groceries stores or farmers markets. Believe it or not there are about 6 different types of figs: Black Mission Figs, Brown Turkey Figs, Adriatic Figs (also called white figs), Calimyrna Figs, and Kodota Figs which are less sweet than the other figs.
I found the Brown Turkey Figs, and they are very sweet. Figs are one of those fruits that can be used for so many things. You use them in a salad, on a cheese platter freshly cut or in jam form like this recipe. you can also use it to baste on a pork tenderloin or chop. It would also be really great with lamb. And of course my original intent when I bought the figs was to braise them in a port and serve over ice cream, but I decided I would make this jam instead.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you like it, I would love to have you comment on my blog post for this recipe.