Homemade Fig Jam

Homemade Fig Jam


  • 2 punnets of figs (approx. 250g)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tb lemon juice
  • 2 Tb water
  • star anise/cardamom


  1. Wash your figs, then chop them up.
  2. Blend figs (if you want a smooth jam) with water, lemon juice. Then add to a pot with sugar and star anise or cardamom.
  3. If you do not want a smooth jam, add all the ingredients to the pot.
  4. Simmer on medium – low heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the mixture has thickened, check for soft ball stage by dropping some mixture into cold water. It should form a ball.
  6. Sterilize a jar to decant in.
  7. Store jam in jar and eat with toast, yoghurt, cheese etc. Enjoy!

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