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Easy Balsamic Fig Jam
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
If you can cut up some dried figs and add sugar, balsamic vinegar, water and lemon juice then bring it all to a boil, you can make this delicious balsamic fig jam! That's all there is to it! And check out the post (above) for a zillion ways to use it!
Course: Jams & Jellies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Balsamic Fig Jam, Easy Fig Jam
Servings: 48 1 tablespoon servings
Calories: 43.63 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 12 ounces dried figs stems removed
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  1. Chop each fig into 4-6 pieces. Wash enough jars (to hold 24-ounces of jam) in hot soapy water and rinse well. Set aside.

  2. Combine figs, sugar, water, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice in a medium-large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce to a steady, rolling simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Pulse/blend the jam with an immersion (or regular) blender until large pieces are gone but the jam still has a bit of texture. (Use the pulse setting if using a regular blender.)

  5. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until the jam is thickened to the desired state. (It will get a bit thicker as it cools).
  6. Taste the jam. If you would like it a bit tangier, add an extra tablespoon or two of balsamic vinegar.

  7. Transfer to jars with tight-fitting lids. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for 2-3 months.
  8. If you end up cooking the jam too long and it's too thick, it's super easy to remedy. Just add water, a few tablespoons at a time, stirring well after each addition, until it's the desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in post for further instructions and more detailed tips.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Balsamic Fig Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43.63 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.07g0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g0%
Sodium 1.75mg0%
Potassium 50.43mg1%
Carbohydrates 11.13g4%
Fiber 0.69g3%
Sugar 9.94g11%
Protein 0.24g0%
Vitamin C 0.15mg0%
Calcium 12.33mg1%
Iron 0.16mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.