Thursday, August 20, 2015

Amish Recipe Series... FROG Jam

“Is the Amish calendar the same as ours?”

The Amish use the same yearly calendar that you use. We might add that November is the month for weddings – spring, summer, and fall months there is too much work to be done and in the winter there’s the risk of unfavorable weather. Also, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days for weddings – these are the least busy days of the week.

Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: The Amish don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they follow methods passed down from generation to generation. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take no responsibility for them.

Amish F.R.O.G. Jam 
(Figs, Raspberries, Orange, Ginger)
Makes 5 to 6 8oz jars
5 cups dried figs (2 lbs), remove stems and quarter
2 cups orange juice
1 10oz bag frozen raspberries
1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
1 cup sugar (more or less to taste)

1. In a large SS pot add figs and orange juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook until skins are soft and the seeds have been released (15 minutes) stir every few minutes.
2. Using a stick blender, puree the fig skins (or allow mixture to cool and then put in a blender and puree).
3. Add raspberries and ginger. Increase heat to medium and stir frequently. Cook until the raspberries have fallen apart and are well incorporated.

4. Add sugar to taste. Since there is no pectin in this recipe the amount of sugar doesn’t matter.


  1. Sounds yummy...I may just have to try this one!

  2. I have never personally made this, but one of our local apple orchards cans this and sells it. She says this is similar to her recipe...My 8 year old LOVES Frog Jam. There's several similar. One that just cracks me up is called TOE jam. ha...


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