This delectable, savory-sweet jam is a delightful way to make the most of fresh figs, combined with the fruity tang of pomegranate molasses and the sweet, caramelized shallots. It’s the perfect spread to have in your fridge all throughout fall and winter, and it pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes.
The truth is, we don’t often find these delicious, vibrant figs in America, in my opinion. Every year, fig season arrives for only a brief period, and I eagerly purchase them, hoping for a burst of flavor. Unfortunately, when I cut them open, I often discover pale insides with muted flavor. So, I decided to make the most of my disappointing figs by simmering them in water, sugar, and lemon juice, along with delightful pomegranate molasses, to create a sweet and tangy jam. To enhance the flavor, I also added sweet, caramelized shallots and a dash of pomegranate molasses, resulting in a heavenly combination sealed in a small glass jar, ready to elevate a variety of dishes.
Here are some ideas for how to enjoy Caramelized Shallot Fig Jam:
- Spread it atop roasted meats like chicken kebabs or pork.
- Smear it on toast, crostini, sandwiches, wraps, or crepes; for instance, a croissant or baguette with goat cheese, prosciutto, and arugula.
- Serve it in small bowls as part of an epic charcuterie board or bake it on top of brie in puff pastry.
- Pair it with cheeses like gruyere, goat, brie, gorgonzola, cheddar, ricotta, cream cheese, and many others.