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Fig Preserve

Do you love Figs?  Then make some Fig Preserve.  Great on your oatmeal, toast, sammie, in your smoothie, and on top of cheese.  I could go on and on, but you get it.  Make this Fig Preserve.

Fig Preserve

I have been so thrilled with the Figs that I have found at the market that I can’t stop buying them.  Though why would I not want to buy them?  Figs are luscious and sweet, and a great source of potassium the mineral that helps to control blood pressure and help our muscles to recover after a tough workout.  Since many people not only do not eat enough fruits and vegetables but do consume high amounts of sodium as salt is frequently added to processed foods, they may be deficient in potassium.

The unfortunate thing about fresh figs is that they don’t have a long shelf life, usually 3 days, so you need to gobble them up soon after you bring them home.  I came up with this simple but delicious gluten free fig preserve to help our family to enjoy the for weeks to come.  I find this perfect on my morning pancakes or oatmeal.  You can also use it on your toast, or in your grilled cheese or as a sweet topping on your grilled chicken.

Don’t miss my other fantastic fig recipes at the bottom of the post.  You can never have too many delicious fig recipes! Enjoy.

Fresh Figs

Fig Preserve Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Fig Preserve

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes


  • 16 ounces fresh black mission figs ends trimmed and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place trimmed and quartered figs into a small baking dish and drizzle vinegar and honey over top.
  • Toss to coat figs.
  • Cover with aluminum foil
  • Bake figs for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool a few minutes then puree in blender for 1-2 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.


A few other ways I suggest using figs

Fig Preserve and Brie Grilled Cheese

Fig Preserve and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Pistachio Mascarpone Fig and Honey Tartlets

Mascarpone Fig and Honey Tart Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com


Chocolate Fig Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Fig Protein Smoothie Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com


Fig Bites

Gluten Free Paleo and Dairy Free Chocolate Fig Bites Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

coming tomorrow: 10/1/014

Fig Cake with Coconut Vanilla Glaze

Gluten Free and Paleo Fig Cake with Coconut Vanilla Glaze | ahealthylifeforme.com

Jalapeño and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Fig Compote

jalapeño goat cheese stuffed chicken recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com


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4 comments on “Fig Preserve”

  1. Have you attempted this with frozen, thawed this? They sell bags at trader Joe’s. I love the idea but fresh figs are expensive.

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    Christie - Food Done Light

    We adore figs and a fig preserve with a cheese plate. I have yet to make one. I have to try your recipe.

  3. Amy, planted my first fig plant this spring. Can’t wait until it starts bearing fruit. Thanks for all the recipes.

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