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Slow Cooked Fig Butter

Slow Cooked Fig Butter

It is funny how a tree such as a fig, can torture it’s owner.  On years where the spring has lots of rain and the rain tables stay level, a fig tree can produce a quart or more of figs a day. This can be overwhelming as the family gets pretty tired of the figs after a week or so.

Fig butter can be used as a condiment on toast, a topping for a dessert or the insides of a homemade fig newton.  I find it pretty versatile. I prefer it spread on my bacon at breakfast.

If you choose the maple route for this than it will meet the requirements of a vegan condiment. Honey falls into the Traditional category and is my preferred choice but both are very good to eat.

I thank the inventors of hand blenders every day.  It is a wonderful invention that should be on every wedding, house warming gift registry.  I found it as a speedy way of making this butter and hope you have one to use.

I can attest that it pleases my family and reminds my husband and I of times in our childhood where a relative would give us a parting gift of fig preserves to take home with us and we just had to try it with breakfast the next day.

Slow Cooked Fig Butter
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Deliciously sweet spread with Figs, Honey or Maple.
Recipe type: Preservation
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 pints
  • 4 Cups Figs, stems removed
  • ¾ cup white Grape Juice
  • 1-1/2 cups Honey or 100% Maple Syrup
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  1. Wash the figs.
  2. Cut off the stems
  3. Put in the slow cooker
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients
  5. Cook for 2 hours
  6. Let cool to room temperature
  7. Use a hand blender or a blender
  8. Run the figs and sauce to mix thoroughly.
  9. Load into Hot Jars with New Lids and Rings
  10. Water Bath ½ pints and pints: 10 minutes and Quarts: 20 minutes



Simple Fig Butter Recipe by Texas Family Kitchen