Easy Vegan Fig Jam

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Easy Vegan Fig Jam

Spread some love with this easy vegan fig jam recipe!

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This vegan fig jam recipe is incredibly easy to make, and can be ready in as little as 30 minutes.

The natural sweetness of the figs balances beautifully with tart lemon juice to create a sweet and tangy jam that’s handy for all sorts of meals.

Fig jam is perfect for spreading on toast, bagels, or muffins, or using as a topping for porridge, yoghurt, or ice cream. It can also be used as a delicious and healthy filling for cakes, tarts, and other baked goods.

Is this fig jam healthy?

This jam recipe uses fresh figs, which are packed with nutrients that can help support overall health and wellbeing, making them a great addition to any healthy vegan diet.

Figs are an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can help improve digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and promote feelings of fullness.

While this recipe does use added sugar, it is still a healthier alternative to store-bought jams that can be filled with preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or high-fructose corn syrup.

Additionally, by making your own jam at home, you have control over the amount of sugar you use, allowing you to create a perfectly balanced, sweet and tangy jam that meets your personal taste preferences.

Can I use dried figs instead of fresh figs for this recipe?

While it’s possible to use dried figs to make this fig jam, the end result may be slightly different in terms of texture and flavour. Dried figs are more concentrated in sugar so you may want to reduce the amount of granulated sugar used.

If using dried figs, soak them in warm water for about 30 minutes to soften them before using in the recipe.

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 1

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 1




(Servings: 1)

  • 400 400 g figs, stemmed and cut into half-inch pieces
  • 300 300 g granulated sugar
  • 60 60 ml fresh water
  • 60 60 ml lemon juice
  • 1 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways and seeds scraped


  1. In a medium saucepan place all ingredients and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, stir occasionally. Reduce to a low heat and cook the figs uncovered, stirring occasionally, for roughly 30-60 minutes until a thick and sticky jam consistency.
  2. Remove from heat and discard vanilla pod.
  3. Process the jam in a food processor and spoon into jars. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.
  4. Store the jam in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Nutritional information per 100g: Calories 186, Fat 0g, Saturates 0g, Carbohydrates 45g, Sugars 45g, Protein 0.7g, Salt 0.05g


Why not use your fig jam as a topping for delicious vegan overnight oats?

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