Fig Jam For the Jam (makes about 3 cups) 2 lb Figs, halves 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 tbsp lemon juice In a large heavy-bottomed pot, combine all the ingredients. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens. Here is my little secret, instead of using a potato masher to break down the figs, I use a hand blender, but be careful not to over blend. A food processor will work too. Fill glass jars with hot fig jam and enjoy.