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Thyme Lime Scented Fig Jam

Thyme and Lime Scented Fig Jam

This jam is really easy and there should be enough to give a jar away too (if you want).
5 from 1 vote
Course Condiment
Cuisine French
Servings 2 Cups


  • 1 pound + 2 oz Fresh Figs brown, black, or golden
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 small bunch Thyme tied with a string
  • 1 small Lime for zest strips
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Lime juice


  • Start by placing the figs in a bowl and covering them with boiling water for 10 minutes. This will soften the skins and flesh.
    Thyme Lime Scented Fig Jam
  • Drain.
  • Place the water, thyme, and lime zest in a heavy-bottomed pan. (Make sure you count the number of zest strips so that you know how many to remove.)
  • Stem and coarsely chop softened figs, and add to the pan.
  • Add the sugar and stir well.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Once boiling, increase heat to medium-high and boil until thick, stirring often to prevent scorching. This will take about 10 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and remove the thyme bouquet and lime zest strips with tongs.
  • Using an immersion blender, purée the figs until “chunky-smooth.” (You will need to decide what that means for you - do you like it chunkier or smoother? There is no right or wrong!)
  • Add the lime juice and boil for one minute longer, stirring constantly.
  • Scrape the jam into decorative pots, bowls, or jars.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or jar lids, and keep refrigerated.


I used 1 pound 2 ounces of figs. Probably a silly amount but it's what I had on hand. Twice. I have made this twice and both times, by complete coincidence, picked out 1 pound 2 ounces of figs!
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