fig butter in mason jar

Easy Fig Butter (5 Ingredients!)

This simple fig butter is the perfect way to use up your end-of-summer produce. Perfect for toast, oatmeal, or yogurt!

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fig butter in mason jar

This recipe was born on a whim because I had a bunch of leftover figs that I obviously did not want to waste. While it takes some time to simmer on the stove, this Fig Butter involves minimal labor. It’s the perfect accompaniment for toast, oatmeal, yogurt bowls, you name it!

fig butter on two pieces of toast on a blue plate

Fig Butter Ingredients

Fresh Figs: Any variety should work! I used Mission Figs.

Maple Syrup or Honey: Just a few tablespoons to create a perfectly balanced sweetness.

Cinnamon: For all the cozy vibes! This is a summer-to-fall recipe, after all.

Vanilla Extract: To enhance the other flavors and lend subtle vanilla goodness.

Lemon Juice: Just enough to brighten the whole thing up!

fig butter in mason jar

Pairing Ideas

While I sometimes eat this fig butter by the spoonful (I am not ashamed), I understand if you want some other ideas for how to use it.

  • Toast: I especially love pairing with cream cheese or almond butter.
  • Oatmeal: I’m an equal-opportunity oatmeal lover. Mix it into some warm oats, overnight oats, or even make an oatmeal bake!
  • Yogurt: Top yogurt with a dollop or turn it into a whole situation. Add almond butter, granola, the works!
zoomed in shot of fig butter on toast to show texture

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fig butter in mason jar
fig butter in mason jar

Fig Butter

This simple fig butter is the perfect way to use up your end-of-summer produce. Perfect for toast, oatmeal, or yogurt!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Sauces, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 oz


  • Food Processor
  • Saucepan


  • 2 pounds fresh figs
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice of one lemon


  • Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
  • Transfer fig mixture to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 1½-2 hours. You'll know the fig butter is done when it starts to stick to the bottom of the pan, darkens in color (as pictured), and reduces by about half.


Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight jar or other container for up to 2 weeks. 
Keyword fig, fig butter

Photography by Hope Agresti

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