Old-fashioned fig and lemon jam

Jun 01, 2023
This fig and lemon jam is delicious! Source: Getty Images

Deliciously sweet and tangy, this homemade Fig Jam recipe is a delightful treat that captures the essence of ripe, succulent figs. With just a handful of ingredients and a simple process, you’ll create a jar of culinary delight that will elevate your breakfast spreads and dessert creations.

The combination of luscious figs, fragrant lemon zest, and a touch of citrusy goodness makes this jam a must-try. So, let’s dive into the recipe and learn how to preserve the essence of figs in every spoonful.

Prepare yourself for a burst of flavour as you embark on this delightful culinary adventure.

Makes 750g


  • 450g figs, halved or quartered
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Put the figs, water and lemon zest into a large pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the figs are soft.
  2. Add sugar and lemon juice and stir over a low heat until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and boil rapidly until setting point is reached.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir once and spoon into hot sterilised jars. Cover, seal and label.
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