Jam Figs

Jam Figs

Fig jam is an incredible product, sweet, with an intense and delicious texture: it tells us a story of sun, life in the open air and lightheartedness. And it brings us back to memories and memories of our childhood. So, let's get to know it: only ripe figs, a few drops of lemon, vanilla, cinnamon and a little sugar for this fig jam that is as pleasant to the eye as it is to the palate. Its amber color and its slightly acidic flavor make it the ideal solution for creating original tarts, for setting breakfasts rich in flavor and energy.


Quantity available: 18
Origin area
Lecce / Salento
GMO Free
Handmade product
Preservatives used
230 gr
70% fichi e 30% zucchero
Short production line / 0 Km
Laterradipuglia Conserve

Fig jam: homemade delight

Fig jam is one of the most popular preserves for its sweet taste and its versatility in the kitchen. preparing homemade fig jam is an art that allows you to capture all the flavor of ripe figs, preserving it for the colder months. On this page, we will discover how to make fig jam and the secrets for perfect success.

Uses of fig jam in cooking

Fig jam is incredibly versatile. It can be spread on toast for a delicious breakfast, used as a filling for tarts and desserts, or combined with mature cheeses for a sophisticated aperitif. Homemade fig jam is also suitable as a special ingredient to enrich yogurt, ice cream and various desserts. Furthermore, it is an excellent accompaniment for white meats and game, adding a sweet and aromatic touch to savory dishes.

Recipe for preparing fig jam

Here is a simple recipe for homemade fig jam:


  • 1 kg of ripe figs
  • 500 g of sugar
  • The juice of one lemon


  • Wash and peel the figs, cut them into pieces and place them in a large pot.
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and let rest for about an hour.
  • Bring the pan to medium heat and cook for about 40-50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Blend lightly with an immersion blender if you prefer a smoother jam.
  • Pour the still hot jam into sterilized jars, close and turn the jars upside down to create a vacuum.

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If you don't have time to prepare your own fig jam at home, we invite you to try our delicious jams made with natural, high-quality ingredients. Visit our shop to discover all our proposals and bring the authentic taste of tradition to the table.

Frequently asked questions about fig jam

What is cooked figs used for?

Cooked figs are mainly used as a natural sweetener and as an ingredient to enrich desserts and traditional dishes, giving an intense and aromatic flavour. It is a totally different product from fig jam, which you can still find on sale in this shop. 

What is Fruttapec used for?

Fruttapec is a pectin-based thickener that helps achieve the right consistency of jam in less time, reducing the need for prolonged cooking.

What is the vinegar in jam for?

The vinegar in the jam serves to balance the sweet flavor, adding a sour note that enhances the flavors and helps preserve the jam.

What is lemon juice in jam for?

The lemon juice in the jam has a double function: it helps to balance the dessert with a hint of acidity and contributes to the natural preservation of the jam thanks to the natural pectin contained in lemons.

What is fig jam good for?

Fig jam is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. It aids digestion, provides energy and thanks to the antioxidants present in figs, helps fight free radicals.

What is fig compote?

Fig compote is a preserve similar to jam but generally contains less sugar and larger pieces of fruit, maintaining a more natural flavor and more rustic texture.

What is the difference between jam and jam?

The difference between jam and jam lies in the type of fruit used: jam is made exclusively with citrus fruits, while jam can be made with any type of fruit. Although on this page we talk extensively about fig jam because it is customary and I use to mention it like this, its correct name is fig jam. 

What is the difference between jam and compote?

The difference between jam and compote is in the sugar content and consistency: jam contains more sugar and is smoother, while compote has less sugar and contains larger pieces of fruit.

How to Use Fig Jam for a Tart

Fig jam is an ideal ingredient to enhance tarts with its sweet flavor and velvety texture. To prepare a delicious fig jam tart, start with a shortcrust pastry base: mix flour, butter, sugar, and eggs until you get a homogeneous dough, then let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the dough on a buttered and floured baking tray, spreading a generous layer of fig jam over the surface. For a decorative touch, you can add crossed strips of pastry on top of the jam.

Bake the fig jam tart in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 35-40 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. The result will be a fragrant fig jam tart, perfect for a special breakfast or a refined dessert.

For a richer variant, you can prepare a fig jam and walnut tart by adding coarsely chopped walnuts on top of the jam before baking. Alternatively, try the ricotta and fig jam tart, spreading a layer of ricotta on the pastry before adding the jam. These variations, such as the fig jam and walnut tart, offer even more interesting flavors and textures, making your fig jam tart an irresistible dessert for any occasion.

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