Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Chickmate, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Chickmate

    Chickmate Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    SE Michigan
    Any of you Southerners have a good FROG jam recipe? I bought two jars of it when I was on vacation in South Carolina and love it!! I want more and would like to try to make my own, but having a hard time finding a recipe for it. I'd like one that uses the figs, raspberries, oranges and ginger with pectin and sugar instead of raspberry gelatin as I have found in a few recipes on the internet. Thanks for any help anyone can give me!

  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I'm a Southerner and this is the first I've ever heard of it. Strawberry fig jam is easy to come by, but FROG I've yet to see.
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    UMM, recipe for the strawberry fig jam? Please
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Anything with ginger gets my attention. I have never heard of it either. No raspberries this far south, so I will have to use the rasp. gelatin.
    off to google frog jam! [​IMG]
    I found this on the net, no gelatin!


    Fig, Raspberry, Orange, Ginger (FROG)
    4 cups of Figs
    2 cups of Raspberries
    ½ cup fresh Oranges juice
    1 TSP of minced Ginger
    1 pinch of clove seasoning (optional)
    2 ½ cups of white sugar
    1 pouch of liquid pectin
    1 TSP of lemon Juice
    1. In a blender mix and mash all the fruits together.
    2.Allow to sit for 30 minutes
    3.Place fruit mixture in a large pot
    4.Mix in the liquid pectin with the sugar.
    5.Bring the mixture to a rolling boil over high heat.
    6.Stir continuously
    7.When thick lower the heat to a low heat for 45 minutes
    8.Add a pinch of clove and continue to boil for 1 minute.
    9.Remove from the heat.
    10. Continue to stir for five minutes
    11.Remove from heat and skim foam from surface
    12.Ladle mixture into sterilized ½ pint jars leaving 1/4 inch of headspace.
    13.Wipe the jar rim with a clean cloth and attach lid.
    14.Seal and water process for 10 minutes.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Now I need the one with gelatin... [​IMG]

    ... and I found one!

    F.R.O.G. Jam-

    3 oranges juiced

    2 (3 oz) packages of raspberry gelatin

    4 cups mashed ripe figs

    4 cups sugar

    4 TBS. orange zest

    4 TBS. fresh ginger, finely diced

    Over medium heat, stir OJ and gelatin until dissolved.

    Add chopped figs, sugar, orange zest and ginger. Let come to boil on med heat,

    reduce to low, stirring often. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, continue stirring until mixture thickens.

    Pour into sterilized jars, seal and place in canner filled with hot water. Process 15 minutes.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011

  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Oh geez, you don't wanna know what I thought this was. [​IMG] (feel dumb now)
  7. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Quote:so did you visualize them whole, or minced?
  8. ChickyLove

    ChickyLove Chirping

    Jun 2, 2011
    Springfield, MA.
    Quote:so did you visualize them whole, or minced?

    You probably visualized the same thing I did!! I was wondering how exactly one would go about doing that first of all, and were the frogs specifically bred for making jam with?? BLEH!, LOL! Good to know it's just different fruits!!
  9. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    I love FROG jam!

    Wish I hadn't lost all my family recipes [​IMG]

  10. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Quote:OMG!!! Me too!!! [​IMG] I just had to click on this to see what it was. I grew up in the South as well and had never heard of it, frog legs maybe, but not frog jam. [​IMG] Now that I know what the F.R.O.G stands for, sounds pretty darn good! My grandma had a fig tree in her back yard and made fig preserves every year.

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