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A silver spoon scooping out a serving of homemade fig jam from a glass mason jar.
3.88 from 16 votes

Homemade Fig Jam Recipe

This Homemade Fig Jam recipe is made with fresh figs, a touch of honey, a bit of lemon juice, and does not require additional pectin or gelatin. 

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 Tablespoons
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 lb. figs fresh*
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or regular sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Wash figs and trim the stems.

  2. Place figs in a large Nutribullet cup or in a large food processor with water. Pulse a few times until figs are mostly smooth with a few chunks left.

  3. Add pureed figs to a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat with honey, coconut sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Bring mixture to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until figs have reduced by half.
  5. During the last 1-2 minutes add vanilla and stir to combine.
  6. Let fig jam cool before serving or storing in smaller 4-ounce and 8-ounce mason jars.

  7. Serve fig jam on toast, biscuits, or on gluten-free crackers with goat cheese and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • Brown turkey figs, black mission figs, and Adriatic figs work great in this recipe.
  • Some fig varieties may be sweeter or less sweet than those used in this recipe (brown turkey figs) and the amount of sugar may need to be adjusted.
  • Fig jam will last in the refrigerator without canning for up to 3 months, or on the shelf for up to 1 year if canned using a water bath.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Fig Jam Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.