Fig Jam

Fig Jam
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 3 pounds fresh figs, washed, stems removed
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon



  • In a large saucepan, combine the figs, sugar, and lemon juice and zest. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove the cover and continue simmering, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens.
  • When the mixture gets quite thick, begin to stir constantly to keep from scorching.
  • While figs are cooking, prepare the jars and lids. Fill the jars with the hot fig jam mixture, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
  • Wipe jar rims and threads with a wet paper towel. Add hot lids and rings. Process in water bath at a full boil 10 minutes.
  • Makes 4 half-pint jars.
Keyword Fig Jam