Fig jam with walnuts

    1 hour 50 min

    Fresh figs and walnuts are simmered in honey, cinnamon and cloves in this gourmet jam that'll be a hit with cheese. You can also make this recipe with dried figs - see this suggestion below in the footnotes.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 650g fresh figs, stemmed
    • 475ml honey
    • 240ml water
    • 55g butter
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    • 120g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr35min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Combine figs, honey, water, butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract, cloves, salt and ginger in a large pot; bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until figs are soft, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
    2. Blend figs with an immersion blender until mixture reaches desired consistency. Stir in walnuts. Cook until flavours combine, about 15 minutes.
    3. Remove pot from heat and pour fig mixture into sterilised jars or container ; transfer to the fridge.


    If using dried figs, remove stems and place in a large pot. Add enough water to cover figs by 2cm; bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let sit until softened, up to 4 hours. Use 250ml of liquid from the pot instead of the water in the recipe for extra flavour.

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    Made mine without nuts b/c we have a daughter with a nut allergy and left out the ginger b/c we didn't have any but still delicious! Had to reduce for a bit longer.  -  03 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this recipe exactly as written and it is fabulous! Reminds me of the flavor of mince meat pie that my dad always made at Christmas.  -  23 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)