Easy Fig Jam Recipe

This Easy Fig Jam Recipe is quick, simple and delicious. If you have fresh figs, you need to make this. Fig Jam is amazing with cheese, on toast, in a dessert and more!

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Figs are such a wonderful fruit and can be used for so many things. We have a tiny little fig tree we planted when we moved into our house a few years ago. And although it is small, it puts out quite a few figs. One of my favorite things on a cheese plate is fig jam. But, fig jam is kind of expensive. Now that I have figs every year, I will be making fig jam every year.

After I made my fig jam I realized I had quite a bit of fig jam. And since I decided not to can it to preserve it, I had to use the fig jam pretty quickly. Check out my recipe for Coconut Fig Crumble Bars, another delicious way to use this easy fig jam recipe.

homemade fig jam

Quick and Easy Homemade Fig Jam

A quick and easy recipe to make homemade fig jam that's perfect for cheeseboard, appetizers, desserts and more!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Keyword fig jam, fig recipe, homemade fig jam, jam recipe


  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups fresh figs, cleaned and cut in half


  • Place water and sugar in a pan and cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add figs and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
    fresh figs on stove to make fig jam
  • Turn down the heat and simmer for about an hour with a lid mostly on. Take the time to stir and mash the mixture every once in a while. The figs will start to break down and the peels will essentially disappear!
    fig jam cooking in pan on stove top
  • After an hour, remove from heat and allow to cool. Mashup any remaining chunks of fig. Place in a sealable glass jar and place it into the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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Make sure to check out my recipe for Easy Coconut Fig Crumble Bars HERE or let me know what you do with your delicious jam!! Tag me on Instagram @emilyfabulous_blog and don’t forget to sign up for my email list so you can get even more quick and easy recipes right in your inbox!

homemade fig jam in a jar with a fresh fig on the side
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