For we all like Figgy Jam……. Fig and Ginger Jam!

This is so easy and so delicious! I’ve been trying to add a bit more ginger in to my diet lately as it’s so good for your stomach and helps with the digestion of other nutrients. It’s also a fab anti-inflammatory so is brilliant for muscle and joint aches. Apparently it has aphrodisiac properties as well!!!

Figs are also brilliant for you – they’re full of fibre and are a great source of potassium and calcium and they taste yummy! 🙂 So this jam is perfect! It’s really easy to make and tastes divine.


You will need (makes one small jar):

250g fresh, ripe Figs

2 tbsp Maple syrup (or your liquid sweetener of choice – agave, honey, rice syrup etc)

1.5 tbsp Lemon juice

zest of 1/2 Lemon

3/4 tsp ground Ginger

1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon

Cut the figs in to quarters (or smaller if they are very large) and pop in a saucepan. Add the other ingredients and then bring to a simmer over a medium heat, stirring all the time.


Don’t let the mixture boil but keep it simmering for about 30 – 40 minutes or until the fig has started to break down and it takes on a jammy consistency! Taste (carefully – it will be hot!) and adjust the sweetner if required.


Take a clean glass jar and rinse with warm soapy water (or pop through the dishwasher). Dry it well and then place it in to the oven at about 180 C for approx 20 minutes. Remove carefully and then add the jam to the jars while they are both still hot. Pop a lid on and once cool place in the fridge. This should keep for a few weeks at least.

Enjoy your jam spread on some yummy rye toast with a nice cup of tea 🙂


2 thoughts on “For we all like Figgy Jam……. Fig and Ginger Jam!

    • Hi there, Thank you 🙂 hmmm I’m not sure – I would think if it was well sealed then yes probably 3 months max. The ginger flavour might start to wear off a bit but it would be fine to eat I’m sure!

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