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Fig Jam with spoon

Fig Jam Recipe

Over-the-top and delicious this Fig Jam Recipe will have you thinking Christmas Cookies and hot chocolate in no time! Follow this recipe and learn how to make fig jam easily!
Course Jams and Jellies
Cuisine American
Keyword Cooking Jams and Jellies, Figs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Boiling jars to seal - 10 minutes 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 40 servings
Calories 329kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $15


  • 5 cups figs fresh figs
  • 3`1/2 cups pure cane sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 sure-jell low sugar pectin - pink box
  • 1/4 cup lemon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp butter optional


  • Clean the figs, remove the stems - chop into 1/2 inch pieces. Add to a heavy bottom pot.
  • Add the lemon, cinnamon, nugmeg and butter to the pot.
  • Measure 1/4 cup of the white sugar and mix it with the contents of the Sure-Jell. Sprinkle it into the fig mixture and set it on the burner.
  • Turn on high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • When it comes to a hard boil (one that you cannot stir down) add the remaining sugar - the white and brown sugar.
  • Return it to a hard boil and boil exactly one minute.
  • Remove from the heat. With hot pan holders on immediately stir in the vanilla. It may bubble and spit a bit! Continue to stir until it is completely incorporated, about a minute. 
  • Ladle into clean, sterilized jars.
  • Using a paper towel clean the top of the jar off completely. Add the lid and screw top. Screw the lid on tightly.
  • Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal.Remove from the hot water bath and place on a heat-proof surface. You'll hear the jars pop and you'll know they are sealed



**Figs have a high sugar content and you'll need to be stirring this the entire time it's doing or it will scorch. Don't get distracted!
**Although the video is for a different recipe - Christmas in July Pepper Jam - it walks you thru the process of making homemade jam and jelly. Give it a quick watch (less than 1 1/2 minutes!) it gives you a good visual!


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg