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Preserves: Easy to Make Fig Rosemary Red Wine Jam Recipe

This Fig Rosemary Red Wine Jam Recipe post is sponsored by Ball® Mason Jars. All opinions are my own.

So good and simple to make, Fig Rosemary and Red Wine Jam!

Figs! Yes, I’m partial to figs! I have loved figs since childhood and am excited when I try new ways to enjoy fresh figs.

Fig Jam Recipe with Spring Rolls

Fig season is from August to October, so enjoying them fresh is a must, but if you’re wanting to prolong the season of figs like me, then this recipe is a must. 

What I love about this fig jam recipe is how versatile it really is. It’s a savory-sweet jam that holds its own, it’s perfectly happy as the star of the charcuterie board to glazing chicken or duck and even warmed up as a dipping sauce for spring rolls and more.

Ball Mason Jar with sliced Figs

What You’ll Need To Make This Rosemary and Red Wine Fig Jam Recipe:

  • Ball Half Pint Jars
  • Ball Waterbath Canner
  • Fresh Figs
3 Figs
  • Red Wine, such as Merlot
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar
  • Ball Classic Pectin
Rosemary Figs and Pectin

How to Make Fig Rosemary and Red Wine Jam:

Step One:

  • Heat Ball Waterbath Canner to sterilize jars, wash the lids and rings.

Step Two:

  • Prepare the ingredients, clean and cut the stem end of the figs and dice, and measure out the remaining ingredients.

Step Three:

  • Combine the red wine and rosemary in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then simmer, strain.
  • Combine the infused red wine with the figs, lemon juice, Ball Classic Pectin, and cook. Add sugar, continue to cook. Skim foam if needed.
  • Ladle hot jam mixture into hot jars, working with one jar at a time. Place the sealed jar into boiling water in the canner, repeat with remaining jars.

Step Four:

  • Process all of the filled jars in the water bath for 10 minutes, turn off the heat then allow the jars to rest for 5 minutes before removing from the canner. 

Step Five:

  • Allow the jars to cool at room temperature for 12 – 24 hours. Check the seal, making sure the lids do not flex when pressed in the center. And you’re done!
Fig Jam with Red Wine

Savory jams are a great way to enjoy any time of year and make wonderful hostess gifts too. Add to a variety of cheese, cured meats, and crackers to make an impressive charcuterie or cheese board, or as a gorgeous substitute for duck sauce served with spring rolls. Of course, you can’t beat any jam on toast or a fresh bagel with a cuppa tea!

Jar of Fig Jam with Rosemary and Red Wine

Other tasty recipes to try:

Once you’ve made this fig jam recipe, you should also try making some other great jams, such as my favorite Peach and Almond Jam! You can find more great recipe ideas at Ball Mason Jar’s FreshPreserving.com. To find your own Half Pint Ball Mason Jars, click here

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How to make fig jam with rosemary infused red wine:

Fig Jam with Red Wine

Fig Rosemary and Red Wine Jam

Yield: 4 half-pints
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Easy to make and seriously gorgeous on that charcuterie board to enjoy with a selection of cheese! Use it as a warm dipping sauce for Asian cuisine, with meatballs, as a glaze for meats, and more.


  • 1 1/2 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine
  • 2 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh figs
  • 3 tablespoon Ball Classic Pectin
  • 2 tablespoon bottled lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar


  1. Bring wine and rosemary to a simmer in small stainless steel or enameled saucepan. Turn off heat, cover, and steep 30 minutes.      
  2. Pour wine through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a 4-qt. stainless steel or enameled saucepan. Discard rosemary. Stir in figs, pectin, and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.      
  3. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.      
  4. Ladle hot jam into a hot jar, leaving 1⁄4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.      
  5. Process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove the lid, and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.


For reference on using a water bath canning, read these Water Bath Canning FAQs.

Store sealed jars for up to 6 months.

Recipe by Ball Fresh Preserving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 64 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

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