Fresh Fig Jam
1 lb fresh figs, diced
between 3/4 and 1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or more)
Place the figs, salt and sugar in a heavy, small-ish saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Use a hand blender to blend, leaving some pieces of fig. Cook for another 20-30 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Continue to simmer until thickened like jam. Let cool and refrigerate.