Fig Preserve

With only a handful of ingredients, this Fig and Apple Preserve is a delicious condiment that pairs beautifully with cheese, is delicious on toast and is even better in yogurt.

Course Brunch, Condiments & Pickles
Cuisine American
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Fruit
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Fat, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 25 cup


  • 250 grams dried figs (finely diced)
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 200 grams granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 200 grams apples (peeled and finely diced)


  1. Put the figs, and sake in a sealable bag, and press out as much air as possible before sealing the bag. Soak overnight.
  2. When you're ready to make the preserves, add the sugar, water and cinnamon stick to a small saucepan and then add the apples and figs.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat and then adjust the heat down to maintain a medium boil.
  4. Boil until the preserves are thick and syrupy, about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it's not burning.
  5. Let your preserves cool before transferring to a container and storing in the fridge.