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With just a handful of ingredients you can make your own fig jam right at home! This sweet spread is a great addition to cheese boards.

If you find yourself with your hands on some ripe figs that you’ve got to use, you should try making this Fig Jam recipe. It’s a quick, easy, delectable way to use up figs so that you can enjoy them for just a bit longer.

Whether you’re looking for a sweet jam to spread on your morning toast, something to sandwich between a fresh buttermilk biscuit or a sweet addition to your cheese board, you have got to make yourself this Fig Jam ASAP.

Fig jam in a glass jar.

Figs weren’t always something that I would reach for in the grocery store. And if we’re being honest, I’m not too crazy about dried figs. But FRESH figs. Oh that is where it’s at. Enjoying them by themselves or my personal favorite way Fig and Goat Cheese Bites. They are also great roasted with baked brie and of course, fig jam.

So let’s talk about what you need to make it.

Fig Jam Ingredients:

Fig jam ingredients on white background.

Jam is a great way to really let the main ingredient flavor shine. For that reason, you’ll only need a few ingredients for this recipe.

  • FIGS: You can use fresh or frozen figs for this recipe. Black or green figs. I used green figs so that is why my jam is a bit lighter than you’re used to. If you use black figs your jam will be a rich purple/redish color.
  • SUGAR: Granulated sugar will add sweetness as well as help the jam set.
  • LEMON JUICE: Adds acidity and helps the jam set.
  • WATER

Step by Step Photos and Instructions:

Not only does fig jam only have a few ingredients, there are also only a few steps to follow to make it.

What do you use fig jam for?

Fig jam is a must for any cheese board that you make. It is also great spread on burgers or toast. You could even use it as a spread on grilled cheese. My personal favorite is on a slice of bread with brie. It is heavenly.

Storage and Leftovers:

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. It will last for a couple of months.

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Not quite a jam but Spicy Green Tomato Relish also makes a great addition to cheese boards or burgers.

Fig Jam

With just a handful of ingredients you can make your own fig jam right at home! This sweet spread is a great addition to cheese boards.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound figs (green or black) rinsed, pat dry, stemmed and quartered
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water

Notes

Keep in mind the figs that you use will determine the final color of your jam. I used green figs so my jam is more of an amber color. If you use black figs your jam will be a deeper purplish color. 
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 2gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 81IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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Keywords: figs, jam

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  • Reply
    Mary
    October 31, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    5 stars
    Decadent for Fresh baked biscuits!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      October 31, 2022 at 9:40 pm

      It is!! Thank you :)

    Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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