Fresh Fig Marmalade

This recipe is safe for canning! 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 6 cups ripened figs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 pc. medium navel oranges, thinly sliced (do not peel, but cut off and discard ends)
  • 3 pc. lemons, thinly sliced (do not peel, but cut off and discard the ends)


  • Wash and drain the figs. Cut off the stems and coursley chop.

Simple Syrup

  • Cook the water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
  • Boil uncovered for 40-45 minutes over medium heat, stirring often. (Syrup should "sheet" from the back of a spoon.)
  • Pour figs, orange and lemon slices into the hot bubbling syrup. Boil over medium heat, stirring gently, for 30-35 minutes. (the length of time depends on personal preference for thickness of the syrup.)

Figs and Citrus

  • Spoon into 3 pint sized or 6 half pints, sterilized canning jars, to 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe the rims. Cover with hot lids, and screw on bands. Process for 10 minutes in water bath.
  • Cheryl has two more fig recipes that I will post next. Fig Lime Jam and Fig Strawberry. And as a bonus I will post her Fig Bran muffins!
Keyword Fresh Fig Marmalade