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    Fig, honey and orange preserve

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes, plus cooling

    Makes: about 500g


    500g figs, roughly chopped
    150g caster sugar
    50g clear honey
    1 orange, zest and juice
    1 cinnamon stick


    1. Sterilise a 500g jar or pot (or 2 x 250g): preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Wash the jar(s) in warm soapy water then rinse, dry and put in the oven for 5 minutes, ensuring any rubber seals are removed. Set aside to cool.

    2. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan over a medium-high heat. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat a little. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until thick and glossy. Discard the cinnamon stick and carefully pour the mixture into the jar(s). Seal with the lid(s) and leave to cool completely. Serve on buttered toast, dolloped over porridge or swirled through yogurt. The preserve can be stored for up to 10 days in the fridge.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, September 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


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