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Fig Jam

Fig Jam (Middle Eastern Style)

Fig jam on a nice piece of toast, with or without butter is one of the purest ways to eat this delightful food.
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Course: Appetizer, Basics, Sweets
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: figs, jam, preserved fruit, spreads
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 quarts
Calories: 1284kcal


  • 3 lbs Figs
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp Lemon Juice fresh


  • Slice figs into quarters, and place in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice.
  • Heat over medium heat, stirring occassionaly.
  • Continue cooking until temperature reaches 220ºF (105ºC), about an hour.
  • If you wish to can, follow canning instructions.
  • Otherwise cool to room temperature and store in the fridge.



Calories: 1284kcal | Carbohydrates: 333g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 1613mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 311g | Vitamin A: 968IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 3mg