This fall, Piattini, located on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay, is bringing a taste of seasonal Italy to its menu with its new fig jam. Served as an accompaniment to its popular cheese plate featuring rotating imported cheeses ($14.95), Piattini’s fig jam is a sweet treat meant to preserve and celebrate the final tastes of summer. Created for sharing, guests can select a glass of red or white wine from Piattini’s extensive list, featuring over 30 selections of wines by-the-glass, while sampling selections of cheese and the complementing jam. For those looking to do a little preserving of their own, Piattini’s five-step recipe below is as simple as it is scrumptious.
- 2 cups of fresh or dry figs- stems cut
- 2 cups of water
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup of lemon juice
- 4-5 cups of sugar
- Wash figs, cut stem, and chop into small pieces
- Add figs to water and bring to boil
- Reduce heat, stir in sugar, honey, and lemon juice
- Simmer for 40 minutes, stirring constantly
- Let cool and place in mason jar
- If you want to use right away, there is not need to boil the jar, but if you choose to consume at a later date you must seal the jar by boiling it in water for 10 minutes.
- Optional: You may add white raisins to jam to add texture and flavor.