In case you wondered ...
No frogs (rana temporaria to scientists) were hurt in the making of Frog Jam.
Frog is an acronym for the main jam ingredients which are
F for figs
R for raspberries
O for oranges, and
G for ginger.
(Makes 5-6 half pints)
4 cups fresh figs
1/2 cup orange juice
2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbsp low-sugar pectin
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Purée the fruit and ginger in a blender until smooth.
Cook mixture in a large pot with sugar and pectin over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens, about 10-15 minutes.
Pour in jars and keep in refrigerator.
Frog jam is said to be "exquisite" and an "irresistible combination" of fruit.
You can make it
Hoppin' Frog Jam
by adding jalapeño peppers to taste!
Apparently it's a favorite food at Amish weddings these days.
I wouldn't know. I don't have any fresh figs to try a batch.