Fig Jam

Fig Jam Recipe

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Fig Jam Recipe

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This easy fig jam recipe is perfect for when you have leftover seasonal figs and are unsure what to do with all the figs. We have a food hydrator and dry figs and then we also use the figs in this salad recipe. We are spoilt for choice with fruits in this country and there is much more you can do with figs, but I think dried figs and fig jam are among the most popular uses of figs.

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Fig jam is one of the healthier jams because the jam is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and offers a variety of health benefits. For example, they can support digestion, reduce the risk of heart disease and help you manage sugar levels. Today we will show you how to prepare fig jam.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 10


Calories: 80
Carbs: 17g
Fat: 1g
Protein: 2g

Cooking Times

30 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
60 min
Cook Time
1 Hours and 0 Minutes
90 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 30 Minutes




  1. Weigh the figs
  2. Liquidise the figs to make it smooth
  3. Place the figs, lemon juice, water into, and sugar a large cooking pot. Gradually increase the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved
  4. Boil rapidly and often skim the scum from the surface, until you achieve the consistency of jam
  5. Pour the fig jam, while it is hot, into sterilized jars and seal immediately. Store in a cool and dry place. Enjoy!

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Cindy Swanepoel
Great fig jam recipe. Figs are delicious in pancakes and traditional pannekoeke. 5.00

Neville du Randt
Few things are better than waking up in the morning and the smell of figs cooking. This fig jam is delicious on a slice of home-baked bread. 5.00

Tonya de Vries
Tasty fig jam recipe. This recipe works perfectly. 5.00

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