A simple and basic preserve to amplify one of our region's most delicious summer jewels, fresh figs! This recipe comes from Juniper Market in St. Augustine, where customers in-the-know go during fig season to have it grilled on rustic bread with brie and rosemary butter.

By / Photography By Amy Robb | July 25, 2016


Muddle all ingredients together in saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally for at least 45 minutes and up to two hours until desired consistency is reached.




  • 2 lbs figs, stemmed and cut in half
  • 1/3-1/2 cup sugar (depending on ripeness of fruit)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons brandy or port
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