Spiced Fig, Honey & Lemon Jam

fig jam in small jar on wooden round plate, surrounded by sliced figs, whole figs and jam spread on bread. All on wooden table.

The most divine fig jam recipe you’ll find, the Thermomix makes this quickly and easily!

I have other jam recipes here on my blog and I love them… but I have to say this – this Fig Jam is the BEST one!

Fig jam made in Thermomix in jar being held by two hands, Birdseye view

Using honey as one of the sweeteners adds a lovely element. That, combined with that unique figgy texture and a lovely mix of subtle spices, makes this jam just beautiful.

Adding lemon towards the end of the cooking time makes the flavours really pop!

Sourcing figs for jam

Figs can be a little difficult to come by if you don’t have a (or have a friend) with a fig tree! I find the best way to buy them (without having to sell a limb to afford them) is farm direct.

Recently I visited Spring Hill Orchard after seeing on their Facebook group that they had a vendor coming along to their farm shop to sell figs! I have been to Spring Hill Orchard before and their fruit is always amazingly fresh and well priced. If you’re a Perth local and want to try your luck at nabbing some figs there, check their Facebook page first as they post weekly the list of fruits they will have available. I do recommend visiting for other fresh fruits too!

In the past, I’ve also bought jamming figs at reasonable prices at Sunday markets and once I picked some up on their very last legs from my local fruit and veg shop.

Don’t go using top quality fresh figs for jam! The riper (any) fruit is, the better it is for jam making! Just check out these imperfect beauties I used to make fig jam in my Thermomix today!

Birdseye view of black bowl containing figs, on rustic grey background

Making Spiced Fig, Honey & Lemon Jam in the Thermomix

Jam is something the Thermomix does so very well! A handful of ingredients, throw them in, cook it up, done.

I’ve stated on the recipe that the figs should be roughly chopped. All you really need to do, is tear them each into a few pieces. The pieces don’t have to be even sizes – rough enough IS good enough!

torn fig for jam in thermomix bowl, Birdseye view

Seven ingredients is all that’s needed for this one:

Figs

Honey and sugar, for sweetness

Spices, namely cinnamon, cloves and vanilla, for flavour

Lemon juice, to really bring out the flavours

Everything except the lemon juice goes in and is cooked for half an hour. After this time, we add the lemon juice and cook a further 5 minutes. Done!

When the Thermomix finishes cooking the jam, pour into hot sterilised jars.

I use 8oz Ball Mason jars and the recipe fills four of them.

You can then put the lids on and leave to cool to room temp, then pop in the fridge. Even better is to water bath the jars to ensure perfect seals and the longest life for them.

I hope that you give this recipe a try! I guarantee that if you do, you’ll be hooked. Please leave a comment down the bottom and let me know if I’m right! Or visit the Facebook group and let us know what you think xx

For some more great jams and fruit sauces, check out these recipes:

Perfect Peach Jam

Strawberry Vanilla Jam

Simple Strawberry Sauce

Fast Blueberry Sauce

fig jam in small jar on wooden round plate, surrounded by sliced figs, whole figs and jam spread on bread. All on wooden table.
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Spiced Fig, Honey and Lemon Jam

When it comes to jam, nothing beats this deliciousness! It's the perfect balance of sweetness and sublte spices, with that unique figgy texture.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Condiment
Keyword: Fig jam, Spiced fig jam, Thermomix fig jam
Servings: 4 jars
Calories: 1723kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 kg figs roughly chopped
  • 150 g sugar coconut sugar and rapadura give best results, raw sugar is also delicious
  • 120 g honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 40 g lemon juice

Instructions

  • Place figs, sugar, honey and spices in mixer bowl. Cook 30 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 2/MC off, basket sitting on top of the lid to prevent splatters.
  • Add lemon juice. Cook 5 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 2/MC on.
  • Transfer hot jam into hot, sterilised jars. Seal immediately.

Notes

For maximum shelf life, I highly recommend water bathing the filled jars. To do this, place jars in a large stock pot with a tea towel or cake rack on bottom of pot. Cover with hot water from the tap and bring to the boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Leave in the water to cool, or very carefully remove the jars from the water with a jar lifter and leave to cool on your kitchen bench on a tea towel. Store in a cool, dark place and when you open each jar, transfer it to the fridge. This will last at least 12 months unopened, then approximately 8 weeks after opening.

Nutrition

Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 1723kcal | Carbohydrates: 446g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 2450mg | Fiber: 30g | Sugar: 413g | Vitamin A: 1429IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 384mg | Iron: 5mg

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

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Erica
Erica
3 months ago

Hi Bec, would this recipe work with defrosted figs please?

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