Fresh Fig Jam, findingourwaynow.comFigs are now in season.  When I buy figs to eat or for a recipe, I generally purchase much more than I can eat.  That is especially true when I buy figs from a store like Costco.  When that happens I find other ways to preserve them.  This time, I purposefully purchased a larger quantity of figs to make this fresh fig jam.

I love this fresh fig jam recipe. This fig jam is an especially nice treat to have on hand.  As always, this is a really simple recipe that doesn’t require a great deal of time.

Fresh Fig Jam, findingourwaynow.com

Fresh Fig Jam Recipe

Ingredients:

    • 2 pound fresh ripe figs, washed, stemmed
    • 1 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Directions:

In a medium Le Creuset saucepan, mix figs, sugar and lemon juice together and cook on a low heat, uncovered for about 30 minutes.  Then remove the jam from the heat and carefully spoon it into clean, sterilized jars.  Once cooled, label and freeze for later use.

Fresh Fig Jam, findingourwaynow.comNotes:  If you like your fig jam a little sweeter, add a bit more sugar. If you want a little more tartness, you can add a bit more lemon. However, be careful not to add too much of either.  You may need to mash the fruit a little, depending on the skins of the figs. I use small, heavy sided jars that can be found at Cost Plus/World Market.

I always make this jam in small batches and put it in small freezer safe jars.  This makes for a great presentation. It is a wonderful addition to a cheese and wine course or breakfast with a good bread, homemade biscuits or scones.  This jam never stays around very long.  It is that popular.  I usually hide some to insure I have it around for the holidays.

When you find some great figs, purchase a larger amount of this decadent fruit and make this easy and delicious jam recipe.

Time to eat…

If you’ve enjoyed this fig recipe, jump on over to these other recipes; Fresh Figs with Honey and Simple Homemade Raspberry & Blackberry Jam.




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  • http://twitter.com/citherrien Cheryl Therrien

    You know… I have never had fig anything. I think I would prefer to try it before I take the plunge on a project like this. Sounds great though! :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Figs are just starting to show up as a more mainstream fruit. They are such a wonderful and versital fruit, so it’s nice to see. Give them a try, I think you’d like them. :)

  • ginavalley

    Sounds tasty! Haven’t had fig jam.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      It is really good. You should give it a try when you can. :)

  • http://www.patricia-weber.com Patricia Weber

    Hmmm; sounds delicious. Particularly considering the health benefits of figs. Anti-diabetic and lowers triglycerides. Figs are on my list as my recent blood tests from my cholesterol and tris had escalated. I’m looking forward to recipes you might post without sugar?! Thanks Susan.

  • Elizabeth Scott

    Susan,
    This recipe was amazing…. Dave was so jealous to find out that I had wonderful fig jam without him. I love love love your raspberry and blackberry jam also. I could not begin to figure out which is my favorite. When are you posting the other two recipes?? I have such a collection of yummy recipes to try from you!!! Thank you.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I agree, It was hard to decide which we liked better. In fact we couldn’t decide… LOL. we liked them all. But I have to say that warm, out of the oven, easy homemade bread made them taste even better.

  • Shirla Vergra

    I, too, love figs! If I were someone who’d never eaten a fig before (other than the generic fig newton) I would HAVE to give this recipe a go simply because of its beauty in its simplicity!!!! Thanks Susan. Can’t wait to try it.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I remember when I had my first fresh fig. It was such a surprise and very hard to describe. It was love at first taste. This jam is a way to preserve that beautiful flavor for a later time when fresh figs aren’t available. When you make your own, let me know about it. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/catarina.alexon Catarina Alexon

    Susan I love fig jams and frequently serve it with cheese and fruits. Your receipe sounds fantastic. Just one question, how long can you store the jars with it considering there are no preservatives in it?

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      You can keep them in the freezer for up to six months (I have kept them longer and saw no appreciable difference in taste). Once unfrozen, up to 3 weeks. That’s why I made them in small batches. By the way this makes 4 to 5 small 4oz jars. The truth is it never lasts very long… LOL.

  • http://www.Empower2Go.com Martin Casper

    Susan…I am not a fig lover so the recipe does not wire me up. what does wire me up is the way that you display your passion for great food and wine. It permeates throughout your blog posts. Keep them rolling!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Martin, Not everyone is a fig lover. But what does please me is your be such a great cheerleader of my work. Thank you for that. :)))

  • Julie

    Ok, I came and read your recipe and I decided to make it. I went to Costco and found the figs you mnetioned. It was just as you said, super easy. I loved it and the taste is really, really good. It’s a keeper

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      That is so cool! I am doing a happy dance right now. :-)))

  • Dina

    Just a quick question- how much lemon juice? It say 1/4 lemon juice, but I’m sure a 1/4 of what, I’m thinking 1/4 cup but want to be sure. Thanks

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi, I missed that in the post. It’s 1/4 cup of lemon juice, just as you thought. I just corrected it. Let me know how it turns out. :)

  • tianakai

    I love figs! I made fig jam with my husband a few years ago and we ate it up in 2 days. My Nonna just made a big batch of cotogna (quince) jam. They grow in her orchard, so she made good use out of them!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      It never lasts long in our house either… LOL. How awesome that must be to have an orchard of figs or quinces. Yum!!!

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