Fig Jam

Difficulty: Medium

Makes 2 jars

I had a very wholesome weekend, predominantly filled with cleaning and cooking. I recently bought a friend an awesome jam making set for her birthday and since I had a bunch of figs in the fridge, I decided to give it a try! I’ve never been a huge jam person but somehow when you make it yourself it is incredibly delicious!


  • 3 cups roughly chopped figs (size depends on how chunky you want the jam to be)
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon all spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour


  1. In a bowl, combine figs and sugar.
  2. Juice the lemon then cut the rind up into large chunks. Add this to the fig mixture.
  3. Mix through the all spice and cinnamon.
  4. Cover the bowl and leave aside for 3 hours.
  5. In a large saucepan, stir through the arrowroot powder and slowly bring to the boil.
  6. Once boiling, cook on a medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring often.
  7. When the mixture has thickened, take off the boil and transfer to jars.
  8. Allow to cool for a while before transferring to the fridge.
  9. Serve on toast or scones!