Fig Lemon Jam

Fig Lemon Jam


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Besides eating on toast or croissants - try serving this fantastic jam with a cheese platter, or serve it warm with ice cream.

Dotti K

Serves: 64 

  • 16 cups (3kg) fresh figs
  • 1 tablespoon bicarb soda
  • 12 cups (3 litres) boiling water
  • 8 cups (1.6 kg) caster sugar
  • 4 cups (1 litre) water
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, place figs and sprinkle with bicarb soda. Pour the boiling water over the figs and soak for 1 hour.
  2. Drain figs and rinse thoroughly with cold water. In a large pot, combine the sugar and the water; bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the figs and lemon slices to the syrup in the casserole and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spoon figs into hot, sterilised jars and spoon syrup over figs, leaving 1cm of head space. Top jars with tightly fitting lids. Place in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

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Reviews (5)


Very easy recipe with simple ingredients. The fig preserves are tasty, however they did not "set" and are very runny. Maybe they are not suppose to, but I prefer my fig preserves thicker. - 29 Sep 2008


Very good!!! Easy, and just like my mum used to make. Fig preserves are supposed to be in liquid. So this was just what I wanted. Thanks for sharing. - 29 Sep 2008


have been looking for a recipe for fig preserves for awhile. Love this one!! Thanks for sharing. The instructions were easy and it is now a part of my family recipe book! - 29 Sep 2008

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