FIGS, FABULOUS FIGS – two easy recipes

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Hi there,

Today I am going to share with you two recipes using fig preserves. A few years ago, my husband planted two fig trees. (We live in New Jersey, so you can see I married an optimist). Well, to my delight, the trees produced an abundance of figs. Like any other fresh fruit, the harvest comes all at once. So I decided to make preserves and freeze the preserves to keep the sunshine to warm us for the long winter ahead.

Fig Preserves


  • 7 cups of figs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper flakes


  • Combine the whole figs, sugar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan.
  • Cook and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the juice is as thick as desired
  • Ladle into 1/2 cup containers and freeze

Fig Glazed Bake Salmon


  • 1 container of fig preserves
  • 2 teaspoons of dijon mustard
  • 2 salmon filets
  • sprig of thyme
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 soaked cedar plank


  • Preheat oven to 375 or light outside grill to medium
  • Place salmon filets on the plank
  • slice 1/2 way through the salmon filets and place sprig of thyme in the cut
  • squeeze the lemon juice over the filets
  • combine the mustard with the preserves and smear on the salmon filets
  • grill or roast to desired degree of doneness

Special note:

I completely get that not everyone has fig preserves hanging around in their freezer. Don’t hesitate to buy fig preserves and stir in a little bit of heat to the jar. The measurement for supermarket fig preserves would be 1/2 cup.

When I cook on the plank in the oven, I place the plank on a piece of aluminum foil. The kitchen will smell a bit of cedar which I don’t find offensive but if you do, the exhaust fan will eliminate the odor swiftly.

3 responses to “FIGS, FABULOUS FIGS – two easy recipes”

  1. Nourish – Nourish is all about wholesome food preparation for those with disordered eating. Our mission is to provide delicious recipes anyone can make at home, along with education and support for individuals recovering from eating disorders and their caregivers.
    Nourish says:

    We LOVE figs! Thank you for sharing these delicious-looking recipes!

  2. Linda – I am a devoted wife and mother who loves to create delicious meals for my family and friends. I also love traveling, interior decorating and photography.
    Linda says:

    I’m a huge fan of fig preserves! Sounds delicious Bernadette! 💕😊

  3. I love figs too but have never heard of fig preserves. What a great idea!