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Crockpot Fig Butter…Yum Yum!

A friend of mine has the joy of having a fig tree at her disposal and was nice enough to share a couple small bags of ripe figs with me.  Growing up in the North figs were not part of our yearly diet, but since moving to the South we have fallen in love with this sweet juicy treat.

Fig Butter Recipe

I had wanted to try fig preserves, but decided on trying fig butter instead.  Little did I know finding a fig butter recipe would be so difficult.  After hours of searching and a call to my mother, I finally decided if I wanted to make fig butter I would have to create a recipe myself.  I spent some time reading fruit butter recipes and finally got tired of searching and shut my laptop and went to work.


I’m very happy with the results and my daughter even tried to sneak a jar in her pocket the other day after she tried it.  Couldn’t get my grandson to try it, but I remember as a kid I didn’t like apple butter so I can appreciate his apprehension.  He will learn, as he gets older, his taste buds will change, so at one point he will love fruit butters.

Crockpot Fig Butter

  • 6 cups figs with stems removed
  • 3/ 4 cup sweet white wine or white grape juice
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 T lemon juice
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • Add everything to a 2 quart crockpot and cook on high for 2 hours. 
  • Using a large spoon or potato masher, mash figs until all whole figs are broken down. Crack the lid to let the steam escape and turn crockpot down to low and continue to cook for 6 – 8 hours.
  • Fill hot jars with butter, add lids (reusable canning lids) and hot water bath them for 10 minutes.

One of my favorite sweet wines…I had to have a glass while I was at it

fig butter recipe

Honey adds such a nice flavor and it’s a healthy choice

mash figs

Throughout the crockpot stage mash figs to get a nice even butter

fig butter in a crockpot

Remember to crack the lid to let the steam escape

fig butter on toast

Was great on toast and can’t wait to try it on a biscuit

The only problem with this recipe is it only made 4 – 8oz jelly jars and it will be long gone before winter even sets in.

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Tracy Fredrychowski lives a simple life in a modern world. She strives to preserve the art of homemaking and homesteading on her South Carolina farm.  Join her as she shares the ways she has found to slow down and live a quiet stress-free life. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.