Homemade Vanilla Fig Jam


1/2 Pint

Ready In:

2 hours

Prep time:

1 hour

Cook time:

1 hour


About this Recipe

By: Linda Eads

This jam recipe is very easy to make.  The recipe can easily be doubled, if desired

I believe this dessert is right in line with Calizo Condiment’s principles.

And it’s yummy too.




  • 1 lb. figs, stems removed, washed, and quartered
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ C. honey, preferably local
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla bean extract


*Honey is optional. Use more or less honey depending on level of sweetness desired. 


For best results, sift the chestnut flour before using. If you don’t have a flour sifter, add chestnut flour to a small fine mesh strainer and gently shake over the mixing bowl to remove any clumps.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the prepped figs with the lemon juice and allow the figs sit at room temperature for about 45 minutes.

Step 2

Transfer the figs, along with the juice, to a large pot set over medium heat. Add the honey and vanilla extract and stir to combine.

Step 3

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the figs break down into a thick and slightly granular jam, around 50-55 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Step 4

Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.