Fig Jam

Fig Jam


  • 3 1/4 pounds fully ripened figs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (1 3/4 ounce) box Sure-Jell
  • 7 1/2 cups granulated sugar


  1. Trim stems, grind figs and place in large saucepan. Stir in lemon juice, grated lemon rind and water. Add Sure-Jell. Mix well.
  2. Place figs over high heat until a hard boil is reached. Immediately add all sugar. Let come to a quick rolling boil that will not stir down. Boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and skim with metal spoon. Stir and skim for 5 minutes.
  4. Ladle into jelly glasses leaving 1/2 inch space at top. Cover with hot melted paraffin or seal with tops. Cool.

Yield: 12 half pints

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