This is a useful recipe for figs which grow in a cool climate where they form well but seldom ripen enough to be pleasant for dessert eating. The jam has a delicate and unusual flavour. Wash the figs, peel them, and blanch in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain well, rinse in cold water, and cut in thin slices. Peel, core and slice the apples and mix with the figs, lemon juice and rind in a pan.