We bring you the ultimate party "enhancer": Pear and fig jam with walnuts! Whether you're hosting a Christmas dinner, an intimate cheese platter or just want to please your friends with something special, this jam will do the trick. With a delicious combination of fresh pears, plump figs and crunchy walnuts, it is the perfect all-rounder and elevates any cheese tray.
What we like best about this jam is the incredible depth of flavor. With a hint of spiciness from the bay leaves, the sweetness of the pears and figs gets a real depth. Paired with a sharp, creamy blue cheese, it will impress the cheese connoisseurs in your life and convince even your snobbiest friends. Perfect with Gruyere, Appenzeller or even an aged Manchego.
So this Christmas you can treat your taste buds to something very special. Made with love and full of flavor, this pear and fig marmalade with walnuts is a perfect way to give the cheese tray a unique twist.
Goes well with Brie, Stilton, Gruyere, Appenzeller, Cheddar, Manchego, green and blue cheese
Pear (Pyrus communis) is a species in the pear genus, which grows in temperate climates. Pears are grown for the sake of the fruit, and are almost as hardy as apples
The pear has probably been cultivated as long as the apple tree and existed in Greece as early as 1,000 years BC. In Sweden, pear seeds have been found in grave finds from the Neolithic and cultivation has been known since the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages, pears were grown in Sweden, and in the 18th century there were many varieties, e.g. bergamot and August pear. The gray pear with its thick, rough skin and sweet, juicy flesh is also old, as is the now rare pear, which Per Brahe is said to have introduced from Germany.
Figs are sweet and juicy to varying degrees and are therefore excellent in a number of different desserts. Together with smoked ham, they also make a delicious starter.
In ancient times, figs were a good source of energy for pilgrims and soldiers around the entire Mediterranean. It is not surprising since they are rich in carbohydrates (calories!), minerals and vitamins. These days, Ficus carica fruits, which are related to the mulberry, mainly come from Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, the Middle East, California and South Africa.
We use organic sun-dried figs. Our figs are grown in western Turkey. As the fig ripens, it loses moisture, shrivels and falls from the tree. There it is left to dry in the sun for 4-5 days before being harvested by hand. Naturally sweet and guaranteed to taste good.
Walnuts . This earthy, less oily nut is great with aged cheddar. It is also a perfect match for sheep, goat or mixed milk cheeses. And if you like things a little sharp, walnuts are incredible with blue cheese — especially when covered in honey. We cover them with lovely pear marmalade instead, which gives a divine taste experience.
Ingredients: Pears, dried figs, raw cane sugar (16%), water, walnut, lemon, bay leaves
Amount of fruit 80 g per 100g
Nutrition declaration 100g: Energy 713 kJ/169 kcal; Fat 4.5 g (saturated fat 0.5 g); Carbohydrates 30 g (sugars 29 g); Protein 1.7g; Salt 0.02g