One great thing about having a lot of figs is all the delicious jam that can be made. This season, I made a few different varieties. In previous years I had made some Strawberry Fig Jam that was delicious so I figured other flavors would be delicious as well. Today’s recipe is a Raspberry Fig Jam.
Raspberry Fig Jam
- 3 Cups Chopped Figs
- 1.5 Cups Raspberries
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons Pectin
- 1 Cup Water
- Combine fruit, lemon juice, and water in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat
- Gradually stir in the pectin
- Use a potato masher to mash the fruit as it softens
- Stir in the sugar and vanilla extract
- Bring to a boil & boil for 1 minute
- Add jam to jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace
- Process in a hot bath canner for 10 minutes
Figs have such a mellow flavor that they can easily blend well with a multitude of other fruits. Raspberries are one of my favorite summer fruits so it was a match made in heaven. Since figs and raspberries generally aren’t in season at the same time, I used some berries that I had in the freezer; if you happen to have fresh raspberries, you can probably get a way with less pectin.
I am already envisioning enjoying this jam with some rolls later this year when I need a reminder that summer will return and it will one day quit raining. I really like that the jam has some sweetness, without being overly sweet.
I think that I might need to start making more almond butter & jam sandwiches for breakfast/lunch to enjoy this delicious jam and enjoy the fruits of summer. What sort of flavors would you combine with figs in your jam?
Can you double this recipe?
Hi Frances, I wonder also if you could doubled this. I am sure it would foam up a lot but I am going to try it. I have a lot of figs!
I am making raspberry/fig now in July because I have lots of figs but no raspberries. I put two boxes of raspberry jello in my recipe and and you can’t tell the difference. You know the inside of a fig looks like the inside of a raspberry. Taste great over cream cheese with crackers!!!
Huh — I found this recipe because for me, figs and raspberries Are in season together. September in Virginia. I don’t have a huge harvest because my plants are still young, but I might downscale this recipe for a fridge jam. Thanks!