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Easy Homemade Vanilla Fig Jam Recipe

Easy Homemade Vanilla Fig Jam

  • Author: Kevin Smiley
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 1/2 pint


Makes: ½ pint
1 lb. figs, stems removed, washed, and quartered
2 T. fresh lemon juice
½ c. maple syrup, preferably local
1 t. pure vanilla bean extract


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

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

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.


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


16 tablespoons in 1/2 pint
1 tablespoon serving size


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon