Homemade Fig Jam from Beach Cafe

Try Chef Matthew Steffen’s outstanding fig jam from the Beach Café! Perfect for a scrumptious daily breakfast snack or for entertaining guests, enjoy this recipe at home or visit the Beach Café at Carillon Point. Enjoy!  

Homemade Fig Jam

Recipe Ingredients:

5lbs – Fresh Mission Figs, stemmed and split

5 ½ cups – Water

4lbs – Sugar

5 stars – Anise (Whole)

1 each – Cinnamon Stick

1oz. – Lemon Zest


In a heavy bottomed sauce pot, add the figs and water and cook over medium heat until the figs are soft and almost all of the water is evaporated. Put the cinnamon stick and anise in a sachet and set aside. Blend the figs thoroughly and place back on the heat. Add the sugar, zest, and spice sachet to the pot and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Remove the sachet and cool the jam.