Irresistible Sugar-Free Fig Jam: A Healthy Homemade Treat

Creating your own sugar-free fig jam is a delicious and health-conscious way to enjoy the natural sweetness of figs without any added sugar. This simple recipe requires just a few ingredients and a little bit of time, resulting in a delightful homemade jam that’s perfect for spreading on toast, adding to desserts, or gifting to friends. Let’s get started!


  • 1 kg fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional, for thickening)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Prepare the Figs:
    • Rinse the figs thoroughly under cold water. Remove any stems and cut the figs into quarters.
  2. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a large pot, combine the figs, lemon juice, and water. Stir to mix the ingredients evenly.
  3. Cook the Jam:
    • Place the pot over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally and mashing the figs with a spoon as they soften.
  4. Add Chia Seeds and Vanilla:
    • If you prefer a thicker jam, add the chia seeds and stir well to combine. The chia seeds will help to thicken the jam as it cools. Add the vanilla extract if using, and stir to mix.
  5. Test the Jam:
    • To check if the jam is ready, place a small spoonful on a chilled plate. If it holds its shape and is thick enough for your liking, it’s done. If not, continue to cook for a few more minutes and test again.
  6. Sterilize Jars:
    • While the jam is cooking, sterilize your jars and lids by boiling them in water for 10 minutes. Let them dry on a clean towel.
  7. Fill the Jars:
    • Carefully ladle the hot jam into the sterilized jars, leaving about 1/4 inch of headspace at the top. Wipe the rims of the jars with a clean, damp cloth, then seal with the lids.
  8. Process the Jars:
    • To ensure a proper seal, process the filled jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Remove the jars and let them cool completely.
  9. Store and Enjoy:
    • Once cooled, check the seals by pressing down on the center of each lid. If it doesn’t pop back, the jar is sealed. Store your sugar-free fig jam in a cool, dark place for up to a year. Once opened, keep refrigerated and use within a few weeks.


Homemade sugar-free fig jam is a delightful treat that allows you to enjoy the rich, natural sweetness of figs without any added sugars. With its pure, fruity flavor and healthy ingredients, this jam is perfect for spreading on toast, pairing with cheese, or adding to your favorite desserts. Follow this simple recipe to create your own batch of delicious, healthy homemade fig jam and enjoy the wholesome taste of figs all year long. Happy jamming!

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