Fresh Fig Preserves with Rum

Great fresh fig and rum preserves.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
3 pint-sized jars


  • 2 ¼ pounds fresh figs

  • ½ cup rum

  • 2 tablespoons rum

  • 500g gelling sugar


  1. Rinse figs well. Cut off stems and cut each fig in half or quarters, depending on their size.

  2. Put figs and rum in a large pot over medium-high heat; bring to a light boil. Maintain a light boil and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in sugar, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cook for exactly 6 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, inspect 3 pint-sized jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until fig preserves are ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  4. Remove fig preserves from the heat and distribute evenly into the hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with lids and screw rings on tightly. Put jars upside down on a clean cloth and leave until completely cool, 3 to 4 hours.

  5. Store in a cool, dry place with no light.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

27 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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