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Homemade Fig Preserves

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Homemade fig preserves are so easy to make and a great way to savor the short fig season!

Fig season is so incredibly short so what better way to preserve the figs by making homemade fig preserves?! I know this totally looks more like tomato jam but I promise you these are definitely fig preserves! Haha

We have found so many ways to use fig preserves. We’ve put them atop our favorite Ezekiel bread in the morning, we’ve added it to plain yogurt to naturally sweeten it up, I’ve added it to an ice cream base to make the most delicious fig and honey ice cream recipe (which is coming to you tomorrow!). I was going to make fig crumb bars with these but never got the chance to. I’ll definitely have to do it next year. Omg, the most epic grilled cheese sandwich? Fig preserve and brie grilled cheese. Why didn’t I think of this until now? You will have to do it for me!

Homemade fig preserves are so easy to make and a great way to savor the short fig season!

Like literally all these ideas are coming to me right now in how to use fig preserves and I’m kicking myself for not thinking of them until now. You will seriously just have to take these ideas and make them come to life after you make this super easy recipe!

Here are my ideas:

  • Bake it into a cupcake or cake!
  • Make a salad dressing with it!
  • Make a glaze or something to put on pork or steak!
  • Pancakes!

Gah, there’s seriously so much!

Homemade fig preserves are so easy to make and a great way to savor the short fig season!

Can’t wait to share with you the fig and honey ice cream tomorrow!

Homemade fig preserves are so easy to make and a great way to savor the short fig season!
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Homemade Fig Preserves
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Homemade fig preserves are so easy to make and a great way to savor the short fig season!

Ingredients
  • 6 cups quartered figs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook down the figs until easily smashed with the back of a wooden spoon. Smash and press the figs against the side of the saucepan and continue to cook down the figs until thickened to your desired thickness.
  2. Put preserves into mason jars and let cool to room temperature before putting in the fridge.
Recipe Notes

I am not familiar with the canning process so I cannot give tips on that. If you are an expert canner, feel free to can this with the process that you know. Otherwise, this will last at least a month in the fridge.

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Posted on September 13, 2016

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  1. Tori//Gringalicious
    09/13/2016 at 8:48 am

    Loving this! What a great recipe idea for using up all my fresh figs! Yum!

  2. Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen
    09/13/2016 at 5:49 pm

    Love that bright gorgeous colour for the figs!

  3. Heather Christo
    09/14/2016 at 10:53 am

    What an absolutely gorgeous color! I love figs- I’m sure this is so delicious.

  4. Charles
    09/02/2017 at 9:43 am

    Will be making fig preserve today.
    Have four fig trees planted two years ago, now they are providing us with many delicious figs.
    Thank you for your recipe.
    Charles.

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