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Spiced Fig & Plum Jam | Feast In Thyme

Small Batch Spiced Fig & Plum Jam

Lovely for entertaining and the perfect addition to any gift basket, this decadent recipe for homemade Spiced Fig & Plum Jam will be your new favorite preserve! 
Yields 3-4 half pints


  • 1 lb Black Mission figs, chopped small and woody stems removed
  • 1 lb purple plums, chopped small and pits removed
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (about 1 lb)
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg


  • First, prepare your jars and lids as per proper canning procedure.
  • Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive dutch oven or preserving pot over medium high heat. Bring to boil, reduce heat slightly, and allow to simmer until your jam reaches the proper set, about 20 -30 minutes. Stir often to keep your jam from burning to the bottom of the pot.
  • Remove from heat and pour the finished jam into prepared jars leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Remove any air bubbles with a chopstick or bubbler. Wipe the rims clean, apply the lids, and tighten the rings to finger-tip tightness. Process for 15 minutes in a water bath canner to seal.
  • Once processed, set the jars on a folded kitchen towel and let them rest undisturbed for 24 hours. Properly sealed jars will keep for up to one year in a cool dark place; any that have not sealed should be put in the fridge and eaten first.