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Homemade Fig Marmalade

Homemade Fig Marmalade

Homemade Fig Marmalade Recipe

Serve this marmalade on toast, crackers, biscuit’s, Indian paratha, cake and even ice creams.
By Anamika Sharma

Homemade Fig Marmalade Recipe

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Homemade Fig Marmalade

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  • Author: Anamika Sharma
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 jar


Fresh figs are always a great ingredient for making marmalade.


  • Fresh Figs – 500 grms (14-15 fresh green figs)
  • Granulated sugar – 2 cups
  • Lemon Zest (grated) – 1/2 lemon
  • Lemon Juice – 1/2 lemon
  • Cinnamon Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 cup


  1. Wash Figs nicely.
  2. Take a non-stick pan, add water to the pan, when the water is about to boil add in chopped figs to it. Lower flame and stir.
  3. Keep it on low flame and continuing stirring in-between.
  4. Cover and let the figs cook and get tender, press the figs a little to get to the jam / marmalade kind consistency with a wooden spatula.
  5. Now add in sugar and mix gently.
  6. Add in lemon zest to it and continue to cook on medium-low stirring occasionally.
  7. Cook till the marmalade gets little thicker, if you want your marmalade to be more thick, cook for few more minutes.
  8. Mine took about 50 minutes to cook.
  9. Add in lemon juice, cinnamon powder and switch off the flame.
  10. Allow it to cool, marmalade will get thicker on cooling.
  11. Best served warm or else can be refrigerated for a week or 10 days.
  12. When cool, pour into a clean jar & close the lid tightly.
  13. Store in a dark and cool place.


I have not combined sugar and chopped figs and kept them overnight, however if you wish you can keep sugar and chopped figs overnight and start the cooking process as mentioned in my recipe the next day. Before pouring the marmalade into the glass jar, please ensure it is nicely cleaned and sterilized. Do not pour hot marmalade, allow it to cool and then pour into the sterile jars. For making the fig marmalade, please use undamaged fruit,else it will spoil the result. Also while making any kind of marmalade or jam, please ensure all the equipment you use are clean and dry. Always leave the marmalade to settle off the heat for 10 -15 mins once setting point is reached to prevent the fruit rising to the surface when poured into the jars. To check on the setting point of the marmalade, place some hot marmalade onto a plate and place it in to the fridge for 15 mins. After that push the edges of the marmalade with your index finger, it is set when it all wrinkly and thick, it does not go back when pushed with your index finger. Do not overcook. On cooling the marmalade with get thicker so check and adjust accordingly your cooking time.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
View Comments (9)
      • Hi Anamika, I think you can improve on this recipe, not the amount or anything like that but how the instructions are set out. For a first time marmalade cooker this is confusing.

        You say cover and let them cook, and then you say add in the sugar. Further down after all the steps you mention the timeline. I think every step should have a kind of timeframe to it cause Im confused as to if I should add sugar halfway through or after 50 minutes cause you say ….aah hard to explain my confusion but Im making it as we speak so let’s see how it turns out.

  • Thank you Anamika, for this beautiful and simple recipe. I was looking for a little bit different recipe and I found it, a twist of cinnamon and lemon makes the difference and brings this marmelade to the perfection.

    Best wishes from Slovenia,


  • This is wonderful. I used my imersion blender to further chop the figs when they were done cooking. Great recipe.

  • A cup of water seems to be very little, how do I know what size cup? Maybe if the water was in milliliter it would be more accurate

  • The recipe says “green figs.” Does this mean the unripe figs that are always left on the tree at the end of the season, or does it mean ripe figs of one of the green varieties?

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