This easy-to-make fig jam is a great way to use up a lot of figs. This cooked jam is also a wonderful food gift that recipients can slather on toast or put on top of ice cream. Use figs that are ripe, but not overly so. If you're unsure if you've cooked down the jam enough, put a drop of the liquid on a chilled plate and tilt it. If it runs, keep cooking.

Anna Theoktisto
Source:, October 2019


Recipe Summary

10 mins
2 hrs


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together all ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring often, until mixture reduces slightly and becomes syrupy, about 45 minutes.

  • Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Refrigerate in a resealable container up to a month.

Nutrition Facts

70 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 17g; fatg; saturated fatg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg 2% DV; vitamin b6mg 3% DV; sodium 11mg; added sugar 10g.