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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by NannyMarvel

This is a wonder recipe - good on toast, fabulous on crackers and brie and just lovely on vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place figs in pot and add the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Combine ingredients and begin mashing them using a potato masher or fork. They should mash quite easily if they are ripe. (You can also use a blender) Leaving little chunks is nice to give the jam more interest.
  3. Turn heat to medium high and bring to a strong simmer. Stir occasionally.
  4. Cover the pot and turn the heat down so that the fig mixture simmers steadily for 1 hour.
  5. Give the mixture an occasional stir and make sure it does not burn or scorch. This is especially important in the last 1/2 hour. You'll see it begin to thicken.
  6. After an hour, remove the cover and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the jam is thick.
  7. Cool completely - it will continue to thicken as it cools.
  8. Fill your containers and freeze the ones you want to use later.

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