fig jam

Fig jam

The flower of Crocus sativus Linnaeus is sterile, because it is an hybrid that has been maintained for centuries because of the value of its stigmas. The reproduction of this plant is done with bulbs. Each flower of Crocus sativus linnaeus has three stigmas of saffron, also called filaments, which are joined by the style.The stigmas are of trumpet shape, they are bright red gradually changing to yellow in the style. Here we tell you how to make fig jam for yourself.


  • 10 oz Sugar
  • 1 lb Fresh Figs
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Saffron
  • 1/3 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Teabspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Green Cardamoms (whole)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


1- Soak saffron in 2 teabspoon boiling water for half an hour.
2- Boil Water.


Place figs into a pot, add sugar and allow to sit for 7 to 8 hours at room temperature. Simmer the pot over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Remove the foam using a spatula. Add cinnamon and cardamoms to the pot, and stir. (Crack the cardamoms before dropping into the pot.)
Simmer the pot for 15 more minutes or until the figs start to look translucent. Add lemon juice, vanilla extract and soaked saffron to the pot, and stir well. Add 1/3 cup of boiling water and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.