Fig Jam with Lavender and Thyme

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Savory Way

By Deborah Madison

Published 1990

  • About

This recipe is unusual and delicious with the herbal overtones of lavender and thyme. Lavender honey, if it’s available, would be the ideal choice here.


  • 2 pounds (about 3 baskets) figs
  • 4 thyme branches


Remove the hard stems from the figs, rinse off the dust, and then chop them into small pieces, leaving the skins on. Put them in a heavy non-corroding saucepan with the thyme, the lavender blossoms, plucked first from the stems, and the honey. Gradually heat; then simmer until the jam is thickened, well flavored, and the pieces are broken down. Stir in the walnuts, cook another 5 minutes, and p