Fig and Lime Jam

Fig and Lime Jam Recipe
Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
We tested this recipe with not-too-sweet Brown Turkey figs; if using sweeter Black Mission figs, you may need to decrease the sugar. The mashed fig mixture can stand as long as overnight.


4 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 70
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 18.1 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 10 mg


2 cups sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
2 pounds fresh Brown Turkey figs, cut into (1/4-inch) pieces (about 6 cups)


1. Combine all ingredients in a large heavy saucepan; mash fig mixture with a potato masher until combined. Let stand 2 hours. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer 35 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken slightly, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Cover and chill overnight.

Marie Simmons,

Cooking Light

June 2010
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