Fig jam

a gluten free, home-made jam with dried figs from Ziba Foods


COOK TIME: 10 minutes


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Dried figs give homemade fig jam a deeper flavor.  Homemade dried fig jam is perfect for breakfast on toast, brunch with eggs and cheeses, or as an erudite addition to a lunchtime sandwich.  We serve our fig jam with strong cheeses and crackers while entertaining, or with crusty bread and a bottle of wine when too tired to cook dinner.  This gluten free, dairy free, low sugar we-dare-call-healthy recipe is incredibly simple to make and adds a bit of fancy-ness to anything it’s paired with.


  • 4 oz of Sun-dried Figs from Ziba Foods
  • 1 whole orange peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 8 cardamom pods* (Be sure to “open” the pods by pressing them with back of a kitchen knife)


  • Small saucepan
  • Immersion blender
  • Silicone spatula
  • Glass jar, preferably sterilized


  1. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan. Cover and bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat and let cook uncovered for 8 minutes stirring occasionally.
  2. Let cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cardamom pods (this is why you needed to count them! Remove as many as you can find-one or two won’t hurt, but all 8 will be too strong). Then use an immersion blender to puree into jam.
  3. Put jam into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to a month.

*Optional: use gluten free bread to keep the recipe gluten free

a gluten free, home-made jam with dried figs from Ziba Foods

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