Chocolate Fig Topping

Chocolate Fig Topping

For this version I made a half batch so that if it didn't work I wouldn't have wasted all of my precious figs.
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 d 2 hrs
Total Time 1 d 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 30


  • 1/4 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 T. Ball Flex batch pectin (no sugar/low sugar)
  • 2 1/4 cups diced and crushed fresh figs
  • 2 T. bottled lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar


  • Makes about 3 (8 oz) half pints – also fantastic to put into 4 oz jars for gifts!
  • Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
  • Combine Cocoa powder and pectin in a medium glass bowl, stirring until evenly blended. Set aside.
  • Combine crushed figs and lemon juice into a large stainless steel saucepan. Whisk in pectin mixture until dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar all at once (taste if you are using the low sugar method but do not boil till you have correct sugar ratio) and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  • Ladle hot sundae topper into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight. Process jars in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude.
  • Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
Keyword Chocolate Fig Topping