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How to Make Fruit Liqueur | How to Make Jam with the Leftover Fruit of the Liqueur

There are many ways to preserve fruit, but none will be as noble as liqueur! In addition to keeping for many years, it is an excellent gift to give to family and friends, as well as for personal consumption, and can be enjoyed after a meal.

The liqueur we made for this post was made with organic black figs from our trees, but the same method can be followed for several other fruits. In addition to the liqueur, we also show you how to make jam with the fruit leftovers. Nothing is lost...

At the end of this post, check out our educational video where we show you how to make the liqueur and the jam step by step.

 



So let's see first how to make the liqueur.

 

Ingredients


  • 1Kg Black figs
  • 1L Cachaça (it does not have to be a specific brand, but it must be of good quality)
  • 1L Water
  • 1Kg Brown Sugar
  • 2 or 3 Cinnamon sticks (optional)

 

Materials


  • 1 Large glass jar with lid
  • 1 Sieve
  • 2 Large containers
  • 1 Tablespoon or potato masher
  • 1 Wooden spoon
  • 1 Large pan
  • 1 Funnel
  • Pre-sterilized glass bottles to store the liqueur



How To Do It


1st Phase: Fruit Maceration

 

  1. Harvest the figs. If it is not possible to make the liqueur on the same day, the figs must be refrigerated.
  2. Cut the figs into 4 pieces and place them inside the glass jar.
  3. Cover the figs with Cachaça.
  4. Cap and shake the jar well.
  5. The jar should be kept in a cool, dry place for 30 days (maceration time).
  6. During the 30 days the jar must be shaken at least once a day. The ideal is 3 times a day.


2nd Phase: The Liqueur Preparation


  1. After 30 days, use a sieve to strain the liquid into a large container.
  2. With a spoon or potato masher, squeeze the fruit to remove as much liquid as possible. Reserve the fruit.
  3. In a pan, add 1kg of brown sugar and 1L of water. Mix and boil for 10 minutes. Here you are preparing a syrup that will add sweetness to the liqueur.
  4. Once ready, add the fig liquid to the syrup.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Optionally, cinnamon sticks can be added to the mixture and stirred for a few minutes, removing the sticks before pouring the liqueur into the bottles.
  7. Use a funnel to store the liqueur in glass bottles.

 

Now, let's see how to make jam with the fruit leftovers.


Ingredients


  • The figs used to make the liqueur
  • 250g Brown sugar


Materials


  • 1 Pan
  • 1 Wooden spoon
  • 1 Hand blender
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • Pre-sterilized glass jars to store the jam

 

How To Do It


  1. Place the fig leftovers in a pan.
  2. Add 250g of brown sugar.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes, mix with the hand blender.
  6. Stir a little.
  7. With a spoon, immediately transfer to the glass jars and cover.
  8. Keep the jars upside down to create vacuum (you know it's under vacuum when you hear the lid clicking and it gets sucked down). If a jar doesn't vacuum, it should be stored in the fridge and consumed first.
  9. Both liqueur and jam must be stored in a cool dry place.


This sweet is not exactly like a jam. It is thicker and also has a slight Cachaça flavor, but it no longer contains alcohol, as it evaporates during boiling. It's a great sweet to fill cakes, but also to put on cookies or mix in yogurt.

And so, nothing is lost, everything is transformed!


If you make these recipes at home, feel free to share experiences, here on the blog or on our Youtube channel!


Here is our video!

 

How to Make Fruit Liqueur  | How to Make Jam with the Leftover Fruit of the Liqueur

























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