Fig Jam Recipe

Fig Jam

My family's fig jam recipe, perfect for serving with brie and crostini! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword fig jam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 40 tablespoons
Calories 45kcal


  • 2 cups figs stems removed and sliced in half
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced and seeds removed
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier orange liqueur


  • First Day: Wash figs in cold water and drain. Cut stems off and cut figs in half
  • Place the figs in a large saucepan, and cover with sugar. Let figs stand overnight. 
  • Second Day: Thinly slice the lemon and remove seeds. Add the slices to the fig pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir often. 
  • After it begins to boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour, continuing to stir. 
  • Remove from the stove and allow to cool to room temperature. 
  • Add the fig mixture to the blender and blend until pureed. 
  • Add the Grand Marnier and stir until blended. Pour the fig jam into sterilized jars with tops and refrigerate. 


This recipe yields 2 1/2 cups of fig jam. 


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 2mg