How To Make Fig Jam/Chutney

Hey guys! I hope you are all having a fabulous day. Today was just such a good day for me. I was in a rut a few days  back but today I seem to have found my groove again.

My husband and I have been staying in our home since Nov 2014. We have a fig tree across our front door and I actually only found out about it last year. How did I find out? Well, the parrots that are roaming around Pasadena were feasting on them!! I’ve always loved figs, though I haven’t tried them outside of a fig bar. I see so many yummy looking food with figs that I decided to make sure I try them out this year.

I first used them as a topping on my breakfast oats together with some strawberries. My first verdict: it was pretty bland–taste was very subtle but nonetheless, I know it’s healthy and fiber packed, so I enjoyed it 🙂

Figs on my Oats! 🙂


This morning, I took my cat for a short playtime outside. I noticed how abundant the figs were on our tree and saw how so many were already falling off and being wasted. I took action right away and picked as much as I could reach. I’m aware of how fast they don’t last so I went over to Pinterest and looked for ways to eat it. At first I thought I was just going to dry them out but I saw this super easy recipe by KitchenKeepers and was immediately sold.

So here’s how I made my Jam/Chutney:
(I use the term Jam and Chutney very loosely because my consistency would fall under both hehe)

I used:

  • 2 lbs. Ripe Figs
  • 1 Ripe Apple (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 cup Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes


  1. Wash Figs and cut them into quarters
  2. In a sauce pan, add all your ingredients. (Everything–fruits, spices, and vinegar!)
  3. Bring it to boil, stir everything while mashing the figs.
  4. Lower heat and continue cooking for 30 minutes.
  5. While you continue cooking it, stir occasionally and mash the figs to your desired consistency.
  6. When done, transfer to glass containers (I used mason jars that we have sitting at home.)

They are sooo yummy! I can’t believe how easy it is to make 😀

Do you can or make home-made jams? What kind is your favorite and what’s your favorite way to eat figs? Let me know in the comments 🙂


26 thoughts on “How To Make Fig Jam/Chutney

  1. I love making jams out of my favorite fruits, it’s awesome and it’s also better than most of the products that you can buy in the groceries. I would love to make this for us at home, thanks for the instructions!


  2. Omg I love figs! It’s so depressing that I always miss them being ripe when I go to the sea-side lately (our neighbours have a huge fig tree so I always “borrow” few if I have the chance :P)

    However, even tho I don’t have the chance to make a fig jam, my mom and I always make strawberry and currants jam, because we have those at home


  3. I never knew about chutney until I stumbled upon some fall themed blogs. It looks tasty and if I ever get the opportunity, I’ll give it a try.


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