19 Mar
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Fresh Fig Paste

Eating fresh figs takes me right back to my childhood when I would spend hours jumping on my trampoline picking figs and eating them on a warm Autumn afternoon…

Those days are long gone and so when I stumbled across a fig tree laden with ripe deliciously flavoursome figs, I was in heaven and wondered what I could make with them after devouring as many as I could on the spot!

This fig paste recipe would have to be the easiest accompaniment to cheese I have stumbled across… not to mention a lot cheaper than the pastes you buy in the shops these days!

It’s not as sweet as a lot of the usual pastes… but that’s what I love about it!
I hope you enjoy it too…


  • 18 – 30 x ripe figs
  • 1 sachet of jam setter

1. Pick as many ripe figs as possible… up to 30 with 1 sachet of jam setter (any more and you may need a second sachet)
2. Take off any stems and put them whole into a large saucepan
3. Use a handheld bamix to squash them up into a thick, smooth consistency
4. Cook them over a low – medium heat and stir constantly for 3 hours
5. At about the 2 hour mark, add the jam setter and mix in well
6. Sterilize some small containers and fill them with the paste ready for consumption with cheese!


So, what do you think?