How To Make Fig Preserves

I happen to love figs. Sadly I can’t seem to get my hands on any locally during their VERY short production season. I keep meaning to plant fig trees to give them a go but somehow every summer that doesn’t ever come to fruition. Sniff Sniff. So I bet you’re wondering how I made fig preserves?

Some days my inbox is filled with little treasures like the one I received from the folks at FROM THE FARM. They wanted to send me a shipment of my choice from their website. What did I want? FIGS! Duh.

I was really happy to discover that From The Farm’s mission is to support small American Family Farms by connecting consumers directly to the freshest, highest quality foods available.

From the Farm’s “Black Mission and Kadota Figs are grown by Tonetta “The Fig Lady,” a third generation California fig farmer. Tonetta’s grandad, Mauro Simone, planted and farmed some of the first fig orchards in San Joaquin Valley, helping to make this little known Mediterranean fruit available for sale to people all over the country.

Nicknamed ‘nature’s candy,’ this highly perishable fruit needs special care and expertise to get it from Passion Fruit Farm’s orchards to your home. What makes Tonetta’s figs the best? “I’m really good at what I do,” she says. “I oversee every part of the process so that our figs are picked when they’re perfectly ripe, and reach people in great condition.”  Although many things have changed since the decades her granddad did the farming, one thing does remain the same, her passion and pride in bringing only the highest quality fresh figs from her family to yours. “


Now don’t you want to just slather that fig preserve onto a Crostini? Make it into a GLAZE? Or maybe a FIG TART?

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Who wants to win a shipment of delicious figs?

Fresh Fig Combo – 4 pints
2 pints Kadota Figs
2 pints Black Mission figs

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Disclaimer: From the Farm provided me with a shipment of figs. I was not compensated for this post. They are providing the same to one bell’alimento reader. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Fig Preserves

What You Will Need:

  • 2 pints figs - trimmed, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

What To Do:

  1. Place figs, sugar and cinnamon into a heavy bottom saucepan. Add 2 cups water. Stir to combine. Bring to boil over medium - high heat.
  2. When boiling reduce to a simmer and continue cooking until mixture thickens. Stirring as necessary.
  3. Transfer preserves to warm, clean 8 ounce canning jars. Top with lids.
  4. Once cool, transfer to refrigerator.
  5. Note: jars can be canned using the water bath method.


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    I love fig jam…can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Lisa Robards /

    MY favorite way to have figs is a fig jam…but I’ve never cooked with figs. Hope I win to try thus recipe out!!

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    Daphne Turner /

    Favorite way to enjoy figs: in my mom-in-law’s frozen gelatin salad.

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    fig preserves on a hot buttered croissant. nothing better!

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    fig preserves on a hot buttered croissant!

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    Uyen /

    I have a fig tree at my house that always goes to waste because no one eats it. Any suggestions what I can do with it?


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