Fig Jam

Fig Jam

Figs are delicious when eaten plain, but making them into a naturally flavored jam is also tasty. The jam is also good for your health.

Ingredients: 1 pack of figs

1 pack of 5 figs
420 g
40% of the amount of figs
Lemon juice
2 teaspoons -1 tablespoon


1. I used a pack of 5 ripe figs.
2. Peel the skin and quarter.
3. Place the figs from Step 2 into an enamel pot. Add the sugar and mix. Let sit for about 5 minutes, then turn on the heat.
4. While Step 3 is heating, remove any scum from the surface, and mash the figs with the back of a ladle as the liquid boils down. Add the lemon juice and continue heating until thickened.
5. Store in a sterilized jar.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family is separated into those who eat figs plain and those who like them as a jam, but only a few of us like them plain so they go bad fairly quickly. This is why I made them into a jam that can be stored.