Pure deliciousness, this Easy Maple Fig Jam is super easy to make, no need to add pectin. Serve it on toast, over your oatmeal and yogurt or add to your cheese tray.
Growing up I had an aunt who had several fig trees in her yard, once after a visit we came home with big boxes and figs. I wanted nothing to do with them, the only way I ate figs was in fig Newtons.
My mom went crazy making fig jams and preserves and I passed on all of it. I was too young to know what wonderful stuff I was passing up.
My how times have changed. I not only enjoy them in Fig Newtons, but I enjoy fresh figs in salads, on pizza, over my morning oatmeal, and in this delicious Maple Fig Mint Jam. The shelf life of figs are so short, which is why I decided to make this wonderful, easy no pectin needed jam. As it cooks it thickens and becomes a luxuriously decadent jam.
Something that is totally optional is the addition of mint to the jam. I found this freeze-dried mint from Litehouse and I love it. When added to water it instantly rehydrates, it's like using fresh mint. I love using it when I don't have fresh mint on hand.
This delicious summer fruit are not only loaded with flavor, they're loaded health benefits. The natural pectin in figs is a soluble fiber and when this fiber moves through your digestive system it acts like a broom sweeping the excess clumps of cholesterol to remove them from your system. That fiber also helps to rid the body of free radicals and other cancer causing substances in the colon. For women who are post-menopausal with fluctuating hormones, which can affect the immune system and this can affect the ability of antioxidants to fight those ugly free radicals, the high fiber content in figs can help protect against breast cancer. There are so many other benefits to eating figs, check out Organic Facts for more benefits.
Easy Maple Fig Mint Jam
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Yield: 2 ½ cups 1x
- 12 to15 fresh figs, stemmed and quartered
- ½ cup maple syrup
- juice of one fresh squeezed lemon
- pinch of sea salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoon dried mint leaves or 2 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
- Place all ingredients in a large saucepan, stir and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer until mixture starts to thicken. Add in extra water one tablespoon at a time as needed to prevent sauce from sticking to bottom of pan.
- When mixture has thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. If you desire a smoother jam, as I do, transfer to a blender or food processor and pulse to the desired texture.
- Store jam in air tight container in the fridge.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 51
- Sugar: 11.4
- Sodium: 8.1
- Fat: 0.1
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 13.1
- Fiber: 1.1
- Protein: 0.3
- Cholesterol: 0
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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I love fig season! This jam sounds incredible. I love the addition of the mint.
Thanks Ashley, I made more of this good stuff and used it to make the most delicious snack bars. Recipe will be on the blog soon.
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
I don't have access to fresh figs - I'm waiting on my tree to mature! Once it does, I'm sure I'll be making this jam nonstop! What a perfect flavor combo 🙂
You are so lucky to have a fig tree, what I would give to have one. There so many cool ways to use them.
I love this! I'm always trying to figure out new things to do with figs. I get so excited when the start popping up everywhere and then I don't know what to do with them. I'm definitely going to make this!
I'm glad you like it and I'm sure you will enjoy this jam.
Oh my Celeste, everything about this jam sounds amazing. It must be so refreshing and we've got so many figs at the moment. I have to get over my fear of blowing up the kitchen and give it a try
Michelle this is a easy one to take steps to getting over that fear. Good luck!
Erlene Amat says
I've yet to make my own jam and this makes me want to go out and make some. Looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Merry Monday. Pinned.
I'm glad you like it and I hope you have a chance to make it soon.
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
I don't think that I have ever had a fig, except in a Fig Newton cookie. I bet fresh figs are really good, and this jam looks absolutely delicious!
It is good Linda,and you can use it to make other creative and tasty treats.
Sarah - Craft Invaders says
This looks amazing Celeste - how long does it keep for in the fridge and have you tried freezing it?
Sarah I haven't had it around long enough to freeze. It keeps in the fridge for about two weeks.
Rony Jahid says
Fig has the beautiful color that any recipe could be nice color. I really love fig & fig made items. This jam is look delicious.
Thanks Rony, I hope you have a chance to give it a try soon. Enjoy!