Fig Honey & Paprika Preserve Recipe

Fig Honey & Paprika Preserve Recipe is a sweet chutney of sorts, made from stewed figs and honey. The interesting part of this recipe is the hint of paprika, that perfectly complements the sweet tones of figs and honey, with a touch of spice and smokiness. Homemade preserves are a great way to include fresh fruits into your diet, by preserving them over longer periods. It is also advisable to make preserves and jams of this kind at home, as store-bought bottled jam is loaded with sugar, preservatives and chemicals. You can serve this Fig Honey & Paprika Preserve as a spread over cookies, over toasted bread or even over a custard bowl.  Fresh Figs, Lemon juice, Lemon zest, Red Chilli flakes, Honey, Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar)   500 grams Fresh Figs 1/4 cup Lemon juice 1 teaspoon Lemon zest 2 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes 1/2 cup Honey 1/4 cup Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar)     0   40     To begin making the Fig Honey & Paprika Preserve Recipe, wash and chop the figs and let them dryAdd honey and figs in a heavy bottomed saucepan and cook on high heat for about 5 minutes till the figs begin to caramelise a bit.To this stage, add the sugar and the remaining ingredients, turn the heat to low and allow it to cook until the figs turn soft.To check whether its done dip a chilled spoon into the boiling jam mixture and hold it above the pan, if the jam falls down together like a sheet rather than falling in drops then you know that the fig preserve is ready. If it is not, then simmer for some more time until you get that consistency.Once done, allow the Fig Honey & Paprika Preserve to cool completely. Store the Fig Honey & Paprika Preserve at room temperature in a clean container and use within a month.You can serve the Fig Honey & Paprika Preserve as a spread over cookies, over toasted bread or even over a custard bowl.