Homemade Fig Jam Recipe With Fresh Figs

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This homemade fig jam is amazing! Made with fresh figs, it will be a star of your cheese platter!

Fig Jam Recipe

Ripe, plump figs are quite possibly the world’s most succulent fruit, with a naturally honey-like sweetness. Cooked down, they make a marvelous jam that intensifies that sweetness.

Fig Jam With Fresh Figs

In fact, this Homemade Fig Jam is so easy, the figs practically jam themselves.    If you have never tasted homemade fig jam, it is simply indescribable… truly mouthwatering!

Homemade Fig Jam Spread On Toast

Homemade Fig Jam is soft, fruity, and delicious, and  its  honey sweet taste is heightened by the lemon juice and vanilla in my recipe.  And it has so many uses!   With its unique taste, it goes perfectly with either sweet or savory dishes like scones, muffins, breads, or sweet or sharp cheeses.

Fresh Figs Jam Recipe

There are so many ways to eat this epic fig jam, it surely won’t last long :)  Enjoy this homemade fig jam as a center part of your cheese board. Or simply spread it on your morning toast.

How To Make Fig Jam

You can also use it as a glaze on a ham.  Smear it on a bagel with cream cheese (check out more of my bagel spread ideas). Team this homemade fig jam with tangy goat cheese or buttery brie, some prosciutto, and serve on crostini.  Use it in a baked brie recipe. The possibilities are endless!

Easy Fig Jam Recipe

I love cheese, so my favorite way of eating fig jam is as part of the cheese platter.  If you love cheese as much as I do, check out my article on how to make a cheese platter that makes everyone drool!

Cheese Board Ideas

If you are looking for another awesome recipe to make with fresh figs, check out my roasted figs recipe – they are delicious! Enjoy!

Oven Roasted Figs

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Homemade Fig Jam Recipe

This homemade fig jam is made with fresh figs and tastes amazing! Very easy and simple, this is a must-make recipe when fresh figs are in season. Fig jam will take your cheese platter to the whole new level :)
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fig, fresh figs
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 124kcal


  • 1 lb fresh figs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp water

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  • Cut the stems off the figs and discard.
  • Cut the figs into quarters.
  • Put all ingredients in a saucepan or pot and stir.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is simmering.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  • To make the fig jam smooth, optionally pulse it in the food processor until desired consistency.


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Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. This is soooo good! We don’t have fresh figs here but I went to an international market 45 mins away and they had some. I knew I wanted to make this so I picked up a carton. Well, my carton was only 8 ounces when I got home and looked at the recipe. So I went to Kroger and got a carton of dried figs, reconstituted them in hot water, used the fresh/dried combo and it came out amazing! So easy too! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Hello!

    Thank you for this recipe I just made it and it is delicious! How long would you say the jam keeps in the fridge?

    Many thanks,

  3. 5 stars
    Super simple and super delicious
    Thank you. I really like the smaller quantity. About a daily pick from the tree. I use a golden fig and raw sugar. Who needs bread, just get a spoon.

  4. 5 stars
    This year my fig tree went bonkers. We’ve been putting up at least 5 pounds of figs per week for over a month. I’ve been trying all types of recipes, so that our figs don’t go to waste. Have to say, your preserves recipe is one of the best I’ve made so far.

5 from 3 votes

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