Mascarpone Fig & Apricot Jam Cookies {Homemade Fig & Apricot Jam Recipe}

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by Sara Hafiz on December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!!! I wish everyone a prosperous new year full of good health, happiness & joy! I have met so many wonderful people ever since I started my blog, I am so thankful for you. I am also thankful for my readers for giving me all of the love & support, I thank you! My resolution for this year is to have a healthy lifestyle and exersize a lot more. Most of all I want the new year to bring peace & love to our world. Have a cookie and be happy! Eat, Love & Eat more! :)

I love fruity desserts and Mascarpone cheese. I especially love Italian cookies & biscotti.  So when I saw this recipe on a wonderful blog which I discovered recently called Italian Food Forever. I could not wait to try this delectable cookie recipe. I loved the idea of using mascarpone cheese in the recipe which makes these cookies very tender, and the fig & apricot jam adds a delicious sweetness.

I wanted to go one step further & make my own homemade jam from fresh figs & apricots. I was able to find some gorgeous fresh figs & apricots in my local gourmet Fresh Market. I especially enjoyed making my own jams, there was something organic about it. I wondered why I didn’t make homemade jams more often. I was surprised how easy & rewarding making your own jam can be, plus the aroma of the figs & apricots cooking in sugar & lemon juice was a treat for the senses.

Homemade Fig Jam

Homemade Apricot Jam

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Nisrine |dinners & dreams December 31, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Sara, I like that you used everything homemade in this recipe including the jam.

Have a happy new year!

Nadia December 31, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Happy New Year! Keep more amazing posts coming in 2011!

Your jams are beautiful (love the colors) and so are your cookies. I’m having a cup of tea right now w/o cookies :(

Sonia@7spice January 1, 2011 at 6:51 am

Sara, wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year 2011!! :)

Sara, this is totally food-porn post! I can’t imagine the jam can be more sexier than this. I’m sold out. :D

Lawyer Loves Lunch January 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Sara, that apricot jam is just stunning! It looks so vibrant and delicious! I hope that one day, we get the chance to hang out so we can share some cookies and coffee. All the best in the new year- it was such a pleasure getting to know you and your blog in 2010, I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings :)

rebecca January 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm

these look wonderful

Happy New Year Sara
Rebecca

Sara January 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

Thanks Nadia, Sonia, Azmeena, & Rebecca…Happy New Year to all of you! :)

Prerna@IndianSimmer January 2, 2011 at 6:35 am

Ok, that my friend is utter torture! The photographs are gorgeous and popping out the screen and I can’t do anything other than just staring at them:-( LOVE this post and the cookies!

tasteofbeirut January 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

these are the prettiest cookies I have seen lately; love these jams, I need to make some ! and the color of texture of the dough is out of this world. Happy new year and a great 2011 to you and your loved ones!

Kevin (Closet Cooking) January 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Those cookies look good! Happy New Year!

Faith January 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Oooh, such pretty cookies, Sara! Your choice of jams is really wonderful. Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! XOXO

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Making jam always brings back such nice memories of my childhood summers in France with my grandparents. We would pick fresh blackberries from the woods and make our own big batches of jam, that we would eat in the morning on fresh baguette – yum! I still love making jam to this day, you should see my pantry shelves, filled with homemade jam jars :-) I’m glad you enjoyed making your own jams as well, they look beautiful.

Soma January 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Happy New Year my dear friend and wish you all the same. I love mascarpone and the fruits too! So this is just the way I would love to have a cookie. They look and sound gorgeous Sara.

Sara January 3, 2011 at 2:00 am

Thank you Soma, Joumana, Kevin, Faith & Sylivie! Happy New Year!

@Sylvie what a beautiful memory that you have with your grandparents…priceless..thanks for sharing! :)

Jamie January 4, 2011 at 7:56 am

A very very Happy New Year! I love this recipe! I have never seen these made with mascarpone and since I love everything made with this luscious, creamy cheese I can only imagine how fabulous they make these cookies! I want to try these! And good for you for making your own jam, that is something I just don’t have the energy to ever do! xoxo Happy New Year, my dear friend, and so looking forward to meeting you in 2011!!! I hope! Italy? October? Yes!

shayma January 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

i love all the different colours in the photos , Sara. are those bowls from Istanbul? i have the same :) x shayma

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