1 1/2 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

This is a rather piquant jam; the ginger gives it heat. Serve it with grilled meats, especially pork, or curried dishes. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

How to Make It

Combine first 4 ingredients in a nonaluminum saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until syrupy. Add figs, mustard seeds, and cloves. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until figs are just tender. Remove from heat; discard cloves, and add balsamic vinegar. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

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