Use dried figs and your Instant Pot® to create this luscious, date-sweetened fig butter. One of the things I now love, just as much as I hated as a kid, are figs. So of course, I set out to make my own naturally sweet fig butter. It's thick, it's sweet, and it's jam-packed with crunch in every bite. And 2 out of my 3 kids 100% agree. The third child helped me make it and can't be convinced that the dates aren't big bugs.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
5 mins
30 mins
1 cup


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place figs and dates into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Add enough water to cover. Close and lock the lid and seal the vent. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Spoon figs and dates from the pot, pressing gently on them using another spoon to drain their liquid back into the pot. Place figs and dates into a food processor. Pulse until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed.

  • Transfer fig butter to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Cook's Notes:

Use for toast, biscuits, a sandwich spread, or on a meat and cheese platter.

This fig butter freezes very well, so feel free to double or triple the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 28.6g; fat 0.4g; sodium 5.8mg. Full Nutrition