Fig Lemon Jam

    1 hour 30 minutes

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

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    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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    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


    delicious, this is how it should be made, and make with ease - thank you for sharing this with us.  -  29 Sep 2008