Vanilla Fig Jam

Delicious and easy to make homemade fig jam that is gluten-free with no added sugar, making it a perfect healthy preserve.



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Enjoy this simple recipe for homemade fig jam with a hint of vanilla on toast or mix it in your favorite oatmeal. It also goes very well on a charcuterie board.  


Homemade Fig Jam


This fig jam recipe can easily be doubled if you need a larger amount.


Serve it warm or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


This fig jam is featured on my Antipasto Platter – a great mix of Southern Italian flavors on a charcuterie and cheese board, perfect for serving at any gathering.


Fig jam with ricotta and recans




Happy Eating!


Fig Preserves

Vanilla Fig Jam

Easy homemade fig jam.
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Entertaining, Holiday


  • 1 lb figs stems removed, washed, quartered
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the quartered figs with the lemon juice and allow the figs sit at room temperature for about 45 minutes.
  • Transfer the figs with the juice into a large pot set over medium heat. Add the honey and vanilla extract; stir to combine.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the figs break down into a thick and slightly granular jam, around 50 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Keyword figs, jam

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