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jar of fig jam in a ball jar, with craft paper label. figs and rosemary to the side of jar.

Top 10 Canning Recipes + Fresh Fig Jam

Delicious canning recipes for every season! From jam to jelly, salsa, fruit butter, and pickles, there are so many ways to use the vegetables and fruits of your harvest. Plus a fresh fig jam recipe!
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Prep Time :25 minutes
Cook Time :30 minutes
Yield: 5 1/2 pints
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1 1/2 cups 24 ounces Merlot or other fruity red wine
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 pound (500 grams) finely chopped fresh figs
  • 3 Tbsp Ball® Classic Pectin
  • 2 Tbsp bottled lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups organic cane sugar


  • Bring wine and rosemary to a simmer in a small stainless steel or enameled saucepan. Turn off heat, cover and steep 30 minutes.
  • Pour wine through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a stainless steel or enameled saucepan. Discard rosemary. Stir in figs, pectin, and lemon juice.
  • Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.
  • Ladle hot jam into a hot jar, leaving 1⁄4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  • Process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid, and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.