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Fig jam recipe

Have you ever tried making your own jam? This recipe from BBC Good Food makes it incredibly easy!

You’ll only need 4 ingredients too, so it’s a great way to use up some of those bits from your EroeGo box.

Combining wonderful flavours from fresh figs, oranges and lemons, it tastes delicious on a slice of fresh, crusty bread.

Nutritional content

Servings: 2x 500ml jars

Cook time: 20 minutes

Calories 49 kcal

Total fat 0g

Carbs 11g

Sugars 11g

Protein 0.4g

Fibre 1g


1kg figs, quartered

1 orange, zest only

400g granulated sugar

1 lemon, juice only


  1. Put the figs in a saucepan with 150ml of water.

  2. Turn on the heat and bring it to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes until the fruit softens.

  3. Add the orange zest, sugar and lemon juice, and stir well.

  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Make sure you’re stirring it often, and that you’re removing any scum that comes to the surface. Cook until the mixture becomes thick.

  5. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.

  6. Put the jam into two 500ml sterilised jars. Seal the jars and wait for it to fully cool.


To store: Unopened, this fig jam will last for up to 6 months in the cupboard. Once you open a jar, keep it in the fridge and use it within 2 weeks.


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