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Bowls of fig jam and red hots with jars of fig jam.

Red Hot Fig Jam

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cups 1x


A tasty fig jam flavored with cinnamony red hot candies. A perfect pair!



1-quart water

6 cups sugar

3 quarts fresh figs, rinsed, drained, and mashed

2  9-ounce bags red hot candies


Bring sugar and water to a rapid boil.

Once sugar is dissolved add figs and candies, lowering heat to a medium simmer.

Cook, stirring frequently until mixture is a thick consistency when dropped from a spoonful, for about 45-50 minutes.

Do not overcook.

Pour into sterilized jars then top with clean, warm canning lids and screw on the bands to hold lids in place.

Process jars in boiling water for safe preserving.


Be sure to cook just until the red hot figs thicken; overcooking causes the jam to harden and crystalize. 

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Jams, Jellies, and Sauces
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: red hot fig jam

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