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fig jam in a mason jar

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!
4.95 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 59kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous



  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups fresh figs, rinsed 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 start to break down.
    fig jam cooking in pan on stove top
  • After an hour, remove from heat and allow to cool. Mashup any remaining chunks of fig. If there are still larger pieces of skin, you can give the jam a quick pulse in your food processor or blender. Place in a sealable glass jar and keep the jam into the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
    fig jam in a mason jar



Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 14.8g | Calcium: 12mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.