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fig jam in a jar with spoon and fresh figs alongside

Small-Batch Fig Jam

Small-Batch Fig Jam is the easiest way to make homemade fig jam recipe! There's no pectin, refined sugar or canning requirements, and it's a great way to enjoy fresh figs!

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  • 2 lbs. black mission or brown turkey figs stemmed and quartered
  • 3/4 cup coconut or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey or sub with the same amount of sugar
  • 1 1/2 lemons juiced
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Place the figs, sugar, honey, and lemon juice in a large sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat, stirring to combine as the sugar melts. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook until thickened, about 45-50 minutes. Be sure to stir the pan often to prevent sticking and/or burning, especially as the mixture thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Cool completely.
  • Store the jam in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy!



  • I used a combination of coconut sugar and honey to control the sweetness of the jam (coconut sugar has a mild sweetness compared to honey).
  • This jam isn't overly sweet. If you prefer sweeter jam, you may want to taste the jam while it cooks and add more sugar or honey.
  • If you prefer a smoother jam, process in a food processor.
  • This jam may be canned -- simply follow canning instructions!


Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 75kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 60mg, Sugar: 4g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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