Fig jam

Give the gift of homemade fig jam to family and friends. It's the perfect partner to a fresh loaf at breakfast time, or try swirled into natural yogurt

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:20 mins
    plus cooling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 49
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 11g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 0.4g
  • salt 0.02g

Ingredients

  • 1kg ripe figs, quartered
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 400g granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced, plus strips of zest, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Put the figs and 150ml water in a large heavy based saucepan. Bring to a simmer and gently bubble for 5 mins or until the figs have softened and released their juices. Add the orange zest, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring regularly for around 5-7 mins or until thick, skimming off any skum that rises to the surface. Remove from the heat and leave to sit for 10 mins.

  2. Ladle the mixture into sterilised jars. Seal with the lids and leave to cool completely. Will keep for six months unopened and 2 weeks in the fridge once opened.