Instant Pot Fig Jam

Fig jam in a jar alongside with fresh purple figs

With a few fresh figs and your Instant Pot, you’ll be able to obtain this delicious and naturally sweet fig jam!

Fig jam in a jar alongside with fresh purple figs

Homemade jams are always better than the store-bought ones.

You can use it to make fig rolls or eat together with cheese for a gourmet appetizer.

If you are feeling fancy, try it on toast, with cheese and foie gras.

You can also try it over air fryer frozen waffles or crepini egg wrap.

Do I have to use chia seeds?

No. And then you can a recipe with only 3 ingredients 🙂

But in my opinion chia seeds add a great taste and texture to this jam.

Which figs to use?

For this recipe, feel free to use all varieties of figs (green, purple, red ...). .

How to choose the figs?

Choose only completely ripe figs since they are better for jam (and also cheaper!).

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Fig jam in a jar alongside with fresh purple figs

Instant Pot Fig Jam

Surely fig-loving people will adore this homemade jam!
4.78 from 81 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornstarch, fig, Fig Jam
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 1 lb fresh and ripe figs
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  • Wash and chop the figs .
  • Place figs, lemon juice and honey in the Instant Pot and stir.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid. With a hand mixer, mix the figs until the texture is smooth.
  • Add chia seeds and mix well.
  • Put the jam in a jar and place in the fridge.


Calories: 48kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 25mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Vitamin A: 2IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 20mg Iron: 1mg
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44 thoughts on “Instant Pot Fig Jam

  1. 5 stars
    First, thank you for sharing a simple recipe. It's a good one for first-time jam makers in an instant pot. I do have a question/comment. Mine came out more like an apple sauce consistency, not much of a jam consistency. I did add the chia seeds. I'm wondering if that's the way it should be. Am I missing something?

  2. 5 stars
    This is so easy and tasty. I used this recipe for 1 pound and used my old school recipe for 4 pounds over the hot stove, which got all over the place. Thank you Corrie for sharing your recipe! I may just take a pound of figs out of the freezer when I need more jam and use your recipe.

    1. That's perfect. A standard 6-quart works for nearly all Instant Pot recipes. You only run into problems with scaling recipes if you have a mini or XL version.

    1. I'm not sure. Since figs are low in acid and there is no added sugar in this recipe, it is not the safest option for canning.

  3. 5 stars
    This is a great way to use an abundance of figs. I was skeptical that it would “set” into jam when the lid was removed with the amount of moisture produced, but with a stir the moisture was gone and it set great once cooled. Way easier than cooking on the stovetop for 50+ minutes!

  4. 5 stars
    I just made two batches, one with honey and the other with unrefined cane sugar. The one with honey turned out be tastier. It's amazing with such small amount of sweetener it's sweet enough! I have a question: How long does it last in the fridge with this small amount of sweetener?

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