Easy Homemade Vanilla Fig Jam

This recipe for Fig jam combines figs with vanilla and uses honey for sweetener. The extraordinary combination will give your taste buds something to smile about and give you an alternative to the sugary processed stuff generally found in your supermarket.

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!

If you’d like more recipes, stop by and check out our tasty menu plans and gap recipes in Green Hat Lady’s Kitchen. Discover seven months of plans and hundreds of gap recipes.

Affiliate Disclaimer: This message includes affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission on any purchases you make when you click on those links.

This site contains affiliate ads for Amazon and Primal Kitchen. This means if you click the link and make a purchase, I will likely receive a commission. This does not affect the price you pay.