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Homemade Fig Jam

You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious and incredibly simple Homemade Fig Jam recipe.

October 7, 2022
Fig JamPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 45 mins
Total 60 mins



  1. To sterilize the jars of jam, rinse and dry them. Then place it upright for 10 minutes in an oven at 200 °F (100 °C) without the lid.
  2. Wash apples and figs thoroughly. Peel and cut the figs in half, squeeze the apple juice.
  3. Put the apple juice in a saucepan and boil over low heat until it darkens. When the apple juice darkens, add figs and cut the bottom of the stove.
  4. Add the molasses and lemon salt when the figs are cooking, stirring occasionally. When it gets proper consistency, turn down the stove and put in glass jars. Close the lid when it is very hot or after cooling.
  5. Carefully place each jar in a large bowl of boiling water. Soak the jars in the water bath for about 20 minutes.
  6. Then store it in a refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Fig Jam
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 6 mg0.3%
Potassium 409 mg8.7%
Protein 1.8 g3.6%
Total Fat 0.5 g0.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use fresh and ripe figs.
  • Add lemon juice to increase the acidity of the jam. The amount of natural sugar in figs is high. Fresh lemon juice balances the sweetness of figs and sugar. In addition, thanks to its high pectin content, it provides the hardening of the jam.
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can use orange juice, lemon zest, or balsamic vinegar.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar correctly. Use a measuring cup for this. Add sugar according to the sweetness of the fig. Otherwise, the jam may be too runny.
  • If the jam is too thick, add some water and lemon juice and heat the jam.
  • Use a large pot. Avoid aluminum, copper, or iron pans. This can react with the acid in the fruit and the metal in the pot, giving the jam a metallic taste.
  • Use a wooden spoon to mix the jam. The metal spoon reacts with the fruit acid, giving it a metallic taste.
  • Sterilize jars properly. Thoroughly wash and rinse the jars and lids before putting in the jam.
  • Add rosemary or thyme to add a herbaceous flavor to the jam. Remove these herbs after the jam is cooked.
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Make your own pectin-free fig jam at home rather than purchasing ready-made. For breakfast, spread some of this nutritious fig jam and goat cheese on bread.

You will also love the natural jam recipe that you can use as a dressing on salads or as a fillings in cookies. Try the fig jam recipe that will complement your delicious meals right away. Enjoy your meal.

For more information about jams, you can read our ‘Colorful Jams’ article.

What Is Fig Jam?

Fig jam is made by boiling fresh figs with sugar. Natural sugar content is high in figs; pectin and natural acid content are low. Pectin makes the jam harden. For this reason, acidic ingredients such as lemon juice, orange juice, or balsamic vinegar are used in making fig jam.

What To Serve with Fig Jam?

Fig jam is compatible with sweet or savory recipes. It goes well with toast and cheese for breakfast. Goat cheese and fig jam offer the perfect flavor contrast. It is also used as a filling material in making cookies or cheesecakes. You can serve fig jam with balsamic vinegar as a dressing in salads you prepare with arugula and ham.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Fig Jam:

How To Store Fig Jam?

You can store this homemade jam in the refrigerator. Let the jam cool at room temperature. Then sterilize the jars. Put the jam in the jar and close the lid. Soak in the water bath for about 20 minutes. Store canned jam in a dark and cool place.

If you are not going to canned the jam, you can store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also store it in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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