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Fresh homemade fig jam in glass jars, next to chopped figs
245Total Time
15Prep Time
230Bake Time

Fig Jam

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  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan

How to make fig jam:

This beautiful homemade fig jam not only looks great, but tastes amazing, too!

If you fancy trying something a little different, you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon to this recipe for a little twist.

245Total Time
15Prep Time
230Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Roughly chop the figs and add to a heavy based saucepan with the sugar, lemon juice and zest. Cover with a tea towel and leave for up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  2. Step 2:

    Slowly bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3:

    As it starts to thicken, stir more frequently to prevent the jam from sticking to the pan.

  4. Step 4:

    Test for setting. You can do this by testing a small amount of jam on a cold saucer and if the jam wrinkles when pushed the jam has reached setting point. If not continue to heat until a set is achieved.

  5. Step 5:

    Jar the jam into sterilised jars. Seal and lid the jars.


  • For The Jam

    • 1kg Figs (washed, stems removed)
    • 700g Billington's unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 1 Lemon(s) (juice and grated zest)


  • Large heavy based saucepan or preserving pan
  • Sterilised jars and lids

Nutritional Information

per 20g
  • 63cal Energy
  • 0g Fat
  • 0g of which Saturates
  • 15g Carbohydrates
  • 15g of which Sugars
  • 0g Protein
  • 0g Salt

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