Black missions make a pretty purple fig butter with a rich texture, but any variety of fig should work. If you don't have a food mill, you can pulse the cooked figs in a food processor; it will have a slightly coarser texture. Makes about 1 cup
- 1 1/2 cups (225 g) packed chopped fresh figs
- 1/4 cup (50 g) organic granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons (90 ml) bourbon whiskey
- pinch fine sea salt
In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the chopped figs, sugar, whiskey, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the mixture is thick and jammy, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool slightly, then run the fig mixture through a food mill to remove the skins. Chill airtight until needed, up to 1 week.