Homemade Fig Jam


This homemade fig jam is extra delicious with of red wine vinegar. In combination with rosemary it's a bit more special than you're used to.

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Homemade fig jam
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-09-04, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 55 minutes.

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Updated at: 30-07-2023

55 minutes 6 people Sauces
Homemade fig jam


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  • 2,5 kg fresh figs
  • 200 ml red wine vinegar
  • juice of 1,5 lemons
  • 1,25 kg (1250 gram) sugar
  • few sprigs of rosemary
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large pan
  • 6 jam jars (+lid)

Homemade Fig Jam

55 minutes 6 people Sauces

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Rinse the figs, remove the stems and divide them into smaller pieces. The larger the pieces will be, the coarser the jam will be.

Squeeze the juice from the lemons and set aside. Make sure your jam jars are sterile. The easiest way is to cook them in boiling water for a few minutes. Don't forget to cook the lids as well.  

Homemade fig jam
Homemade fig jam

Finishing the homemade fig jam -- 40 minutes

Add the chopped figs to the pan along with sugar, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and rosemary sprigs. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about half an hour.

Homemade fig jam in copper pan
Homemade fig jam in copper pan

The exact time depends on the type of pan you're using, the thicker the bottom will be the longer it takes. Cook the jam until it has the desired thickness.

Divide the jam, as hot as possible, over the jars. Put the lid on and set them upside down to let them cool off. Enjoy!

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