How to make sugar-free fig jam: the ingredients to use and the recipe to prepare a natural fig jam with no added sugar.
In this article we will find out how to make sugar-free fig jam. We will take advantage of the natural sweetness of this tasty fruit, in order to make the marmalade lighter and above all healthy!
The jams they are among the tastiest products that exist, they remind us of tradition and our grandmothers often made them. There sugar-free fig jam it lends itself to many sweets and light desserts or can be eaten like this, in all its naturalness, on a nice whole wheat toast!
How to make sugar-free fig jam
Goodness and lightness within everyone's reach
Here are the ingredients:
- 2 kg of figs (choose the smaller ones, they will be sweeter and tastier);
- 250 gr of water;
- Peel of half a lemon and half an organic orange;
- Juice of half a lemon
Directions for making one sugar-free fig jam, a few simple steps:
- wash the figs well, peel them and cut them into small pieces (just make them into four parts if you use small ones) and put them to macerate in the fridge or at room temperature in lemon juice (for about 7 hours) cover the bowl with plastic wrap;
- Once the maceration time has elapsed, place the fruit, water and citrus peel in a large pot, being careful not to use the white part which, being bitter, could ruin all the sugar-free fig jam;
- Cook over low heat for about half an hour, turning from time to time so as not to stick the mixture to the bottom;
- Cooking the fruit will become creamy, once cooked and cooled you will have two options:
- - if you like a few pieces of fig you can leave it like this,
- - otherwise, if you like more compact and homogeneous jams, just use an immersion blender and chop everything until you get the consistency you like best;
- There sugar-free fig jam it is ready, now you just have to taste it or store it in previously sterilized glass jars (remember to keep the jars upside down until it cools down completely, in order to create the vacuum effect).
For a more decisive character you can add to marmalade a pinch of cinnamon or, for the more adventurous, a little black pepper. Remember not to overdo the spices, the beauty of this sugar-free fig jam is that you will appreciate all the flavor and natural sweetness of figs!
How to make sugar-free fig jam to make a vegan tart
The sweetness of sugar-free fig jam it goes very well with sweet and savory preparations (with cheeses it is really delicious) however if you follow a vegan diet or you like traditional sweets you could use it for an excellent vegan tart.
There vegan tart with sugar-free fig jam it is a dessert suitable both for breakfast and as an accompaniment to a nice green tea, which purifies and hydrates which is a pleasure!
Veg. Tart with sugar-free fig jam: ingredients
For the vegan shortcrust pastry:
- 200 grams of flour
- 50 grams of starch
- 1 teaspoon of instant baking powder
- 90 grams of sugar
- 60 grams of water
- 30 grams of sunflower oil
- A pinch of cinnamon
- Brown sugar to taste
For the filling:
1 serving of sugar-free fig jam
- Sift the flours and add the yeast and sugar to the powders;
- Add the water and seed oil to the dry ingredients until you get a nice smooth and homogeneous shortcrust pastry (if it is too soft you can add more flour)
- Your shortcrust pastry is ready to be rolled out (it does not need to rest in the fridge like classic shortbreads) once placed on the pan, add a sheet of parchment paper and pour some dried legumes to cook "in white"
- Bake at 180 ° for about 20 minutes (preheated oven)
- Once cooked, pour in the dose of sugar-free fig jam, cinnamon and brown sugar
- Pass 5 minutes in the oven (grill function at 180 °), check carefully and as soon as it becomes caramel, take it out of the oven immediately if you don't want to risk it burning. Remember that each oven has its own specific temperature and therefore any cooking (especially a tart must be carefully checked both before and after the times indicated by the recipe).
If you are on a dietvegantake a look at our recipe forvegan chocolate cake.
Sugar-free fig jam
a bomb of energy and mineral salts
THE figs they are very suitable for those who do sports such as athletics or cycling given their highly energetic nutritional intake despite being composed of approximately 82% water. Also rich in carbohydrates and virtually fat-free, these wonders of nature are a source of mineral salts and vitamins that are very useful to our body, especially after intense aerobic activity.
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