Easy Homemade Vanilla Fig Jam

This fig jam recipe is absolutely delicious! You can put some on top of cheddar or goat cheese, on a water cracker, French Toast, or sourdough bread. You can give it as a gift. Just use your imagination and you'll discover many more tasty combinations.

Tip: You can easily double this recipe, if desired. Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 1 hour Makes: ½ pint


1 lb. figs, stems removed, washed, and quartered 2 T. fresh lemon juice ½ c. honey, preferably local 1 t. pure vanilla bean extract


1. In a large bowl, combine the prepped figs with the lemon juice and allow the figs sit at room temperature for about 45 minutes.

2. Transfer the figs, along with the juice, to a large pot set over medium heat. Add the honey and vanilla extract and stir to combine.

3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the figs break down into a thick and slightly granular jam, around 50-55 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

4. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy!