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Four Ingredient Single Batch Fig Preserves

Jenny from Not Entirely Average
Fresh summer figs become one single perfect batch of fig preserves in this four ingredient method to enjoy during the fall and winter months.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
cooling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 1484 kcal


  • non-stick sauce pan
  • clean lidded jar for storing


Ingredients For Four Ingredient Single Batch Fig Preserves

  • 10 to 12 large figs fresh, not dried
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


The Method

  • Wash and dry the figs. Use a sharp pairing knife to halve, then quarter each fig.
  • Add the figs and the remaining ingredients to a non-stick sauce pan and bring to medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly to avoid the jam burning, until preserves have reduced in half.
  • Let the jam cool completely in the non-stick sauce pan before transferring to a lidded jar to be refrigerated. Jam will keep for up to 10 days.


Serving: 3tablespoonsCalories: 1484kcalCarbohydrates: 383gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 1645mgFiber: 22gSugar: 357gVitamin A: 933IUVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 255mgIron: 3mg
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