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Fig & Cardamom Jam (Sugarfree & 3 Ingredients)

Sugarfree Fig & Cardamom Jam

Summer has quickly transitioned into Autumn but, there still a lot of summery fruits in the market. Next to mangoes, fresh figs are a family favourite. We seem to eat large quantities of most fruits though. I was looking at a couple of slightly bruised looking figs that were marked down and decided to try making some jam using Xylitol, like I did with the strawberries. Fig and green cardamom is definitely a match made in flavour heaven. This jam tastes great on pancakes, scones, as a topping for porridge and also, in the Tofutti cheese sandwiches. Now my jam never lasts for more than a few weeks in the fridge, because my younger one has the tendency to dig into jars with a spoon, particularly into jars that contain sweet things!

Vegan Sugarfree Fig & Cardamom Jam

Vegan, glutenfree, sugar-free and allergy friendly jam without pectin, or other additives. Made with just 3 ingredients!

  • 2 cups Fresh Figs, quartered
  • 3/4 cup Xylitol
  • 4 – 5 Green Cardamom Pods
  1. Separate the seeds from the cardamom pods and powder finely. Save the green husks.

  2. In a deep saucepan, add the figs, cardamom husks and Xylitol. Crush the figs and mix the xylitol in.
  3. Bring to a rolling boil and stir with a heavy wooden spoon until the xylitol dissolves.
  4. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and cook until the mixture thickens and looks lumpy.

  5. Take off the heat and mix in the powdered cardamom seeds.
  6. I wanted the fruit lumps to show so did not blend the jam. Pass through a blender for a smoother jam.

Pour into sterilised glass jars when still warm and cool well before clipping the lid on.

I stored the strawberry jam in the fridge where it lasted for a grand total of 10 days but, should be fine for a couple of weeks! 

This happy jam recipe is going off to Healthy Vegan Fridays, Saucy Saturdays & the Bloggers Pit Stop!



I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I'm found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ā¤ļø


  1. Sounds delicious! And so simple to make. I like that it’s versatile too – I’m aiming to try this on some tofutti cheese sandwiches myself šŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you Kimmy šŸ˜Š Highly recommended, there’s something special about the sweet and salty combination!

  2. Here I am scored first. It’s my favorite jam. Great recipe.

  3. Your jam looks so tasty! I have never used cardamom pods before so I’ll have to find some of these to make the jam. We’re just getting into spring now so fresh fruits are finally coming into season.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! Iā€™m Pinning and sharing!

    1. Thanks šŸ˜Š Green Cardamom is easily one of my favorite spices used in Sweet & savoury dishes.

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