Recipe For Fig Jam

One of my favourite bloggers is Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and if you read my blog on a regular basis you will know two things for sure. The one is that I specifically thought of Celia when I made lime cordial, and that my sourdough starter Cordelia is named after her as Cordelia is the daughter of Celia’s starter. However, I did not think of Celia when I made this jam. I did however think of her as I typed the words fig jam into my title bar. After Dave and I had been at Grootbos we stopped off at Peregrine Farm Stall to buy some meat for a braai (BBQ). They had huge boxes of figs for sale as well as some small punnets. I resisted temptation and purchased only one small punnet with a few figs in it as I did not know when I would have the time to do anything with the figs other than eat them. A week later and they were still in the fridge and so I decided to make a fig and chocolate cake using my new Bunt mould. I had not even prodded the figs and expected them to be overripe and not good for eating. But as soon as I took them out of the pack I realized that they were too hard for baking with. I decided to not even try and soften them and sliced them up nice and thinly and put them into a frying pan. At this point I had no clue what I was going to do with the figs. And then I remembered the very quick jam I had made a while back. I was not sure if it would work with the figs but as I had nothing to lose really, I gave it a try. And wow, it made a great fig jam. Perfect to use as a condiment with cheese, and even better on some freshly baked bread!

what is your favourite flavour of jam?

Fig Jam
Fig Jam

Fig Jam
 
Ingredients
  • 240g figs, thinly sliced
  • 30mls honey
  • 5mls pectin
Method
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to the boil
  2. Cook for 5 minutes until thickened
  3. Place into a sterilized glass jar

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36 thoughts on “Recipe For Fig Jam

  1. Raspberry jam is my favorite 😀
    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today sharing the blog ♥ Granola with lemon yogurt and edible flowersMy Profile

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    1. I must make some again!

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  2. Tandy, that does sound simple. I am not very flash at making jam.

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    1. This method is so easy!

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  3. I love figs with cheese, and that jam seems so easy. Might give that a go. How many jars does it make?

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    1. It made one jar 🙂

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  4. Fig sounds great Tandy, I never made fig jam… I love fig jam with cheese.
    Have a wonderful week 🙂

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    1. enjoy your week as well!

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  5. It would be hard to not think of Celia when you mention fig jam…you jam looks delicious. 🙂

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    1. The jam is very good thanks Karen 🙂

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  6. I have never had fig jam, and I love figs! My favourite would probably be raspberry. Food of the gods.

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    1. I love raspberry jam!

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  7. Red or Blue jam (only)
    or marmalade

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    1. Ha ha – I like that!

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  8. I have to say fig jam is one of my favourites and I make it evry year. Sometimes I put slivers of lemon peel in it too – it helps with the setting and gives it a lovely tang!

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    1. Oh, now I have to try that!

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  9. LOL Tandy, I saw a jar of fig jam at my shops and wondered why the words ‘Lime Cordial’ didn’t follow!! Your jam looks most delicious 🙂

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    1. That is so funny! I am sure Celia will appreciate that 🙂

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  10. Tandy, you are just too kind, thank you for thinking of me! Your fig jam sounds amazing! And you know how blown away I am by all of your sourdough loaves – hope you’re still having heaps of fun with it! xx

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    1. Celia, I am in love with my sourdough! I am trying to convert all my friends into using it 🙂

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  11. Yum! Fig jam is definitely one of my favorite jams!
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    1. I am going to try mine with some peanut butter!

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  12. What an easy fig jam recipe! I love that you used honey in here! easy does it!

    YUmmmmmm!
    My favourite flavour of jam is rhubarb with 2 x ginger in it. http://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/vegan-double-ginger-rhubarb-jam-some-latest-awards-yeah/

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    1. Not very vegan friendly, but very tasty!

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      1. My jam is vegan!

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        1. that is great Sophie 🙂

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  13. Fresh figs have to be one of my favourite foods. I’d never had them before I moved to South Africa and now I buy them whenever I see them. I’ve never made fig jam though. I’ll have to give this a try as I can see it would be amazing with cheese.

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    1. If you are lucky, you will find lots of fig trees in Cape Town and maybe even one where you can pick them for yourself 🙂

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  14. It doesn’t get quicker than this to make a jam.
    Sadly my fig tree is all but bare at the moment, not even a leaf to speak of.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. I am sure it will revive itself in spring Mandy 🙂

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  15. this looks very yummy

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    1. thank you Usha 🙂

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  16. It looks delicious! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Giovanna 🙂

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  17. Tandy, your fig jam looks delicious! Truly. Fig is one of my favourites, but I also like strawberry as well as peach and passionfruit.
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    1. I must try and make passionfruit jam next time I get a bag of them 🙂

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